The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 72 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 58 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.13% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.51% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 4
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£304 £377 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.32% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Software Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2271 1922 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.75% 74.84% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1082 921
Average daily rate £375 £377 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 25
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 36 £280 -33.33% 8
Glasgow +4 11 £363 +6.61% 1
Renfrewshire -5 3 £340 -9.33%
Fife -9 3 - - 2
Dundee - 2 - -
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UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 38 (40.00%) SQL
1 38 (40.00%) Finance
2 29 (30.53%) Change Management
3 28 (29.47%) Test Scripting
4 25 (26.32%) ISTQB
5 24 (25.26%) Windows
5 24 (25.26%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 17 (17.89%) TestDirector
8 17 (17.89%) Windows XP
8 17 (17.89%) VMware
8 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (15.79%) MCSE
11 14 (14.74%) AIX
11 14 (14.74%) Citrix
11 14 (14.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
11 14 (14.74%) PDA
12 13 (13.68%) MCTS
12 13 (13.68%) MCITP
12 13 (13.68%) Hyper-V
12 13 (13.68%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (13.68%) WinRunner
12 13 (13.68%) Veritas

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) WordPress
3 1 (1.05%) nginx
3 1 (1.05%) Lync
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) JBoss
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.16%) SSL
3 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) TestDirector
2 14 (14.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (13.68%) WinRunner
4 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.11%) Selenium
5 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.11%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.05%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) JMeter
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.05%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.05%) Robot Framework
General
1 38 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Retail
4 6 (6.32%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Analyst
2 25 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Architect
4 12 (12.63%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Business Architect
6 7 (7.37%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Tester
8 5 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.21%) DBA
9 4 (4.21%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.16%) Test Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Administrator
11 2 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.11%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.11%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) HTML
2 6 (6.32%) .NET
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
4 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.11%) Java EE
5 2 (2.11%) JSP
5 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.11%) Web Services
6 1 (1.05%) XML
6 1 (1.05%) XHTML
6 1 (1.05%) SAML
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
6 1 (1.05%) JSON
6 1 (1.05%) jQuery
6 1 (1.05%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) PDA
2 13 (13.68%) Clustering
3 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) Statistics
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) AS400
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.05%) e-Health
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Windows XP
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.74%) AIX
5 11 (11.58%) Linux
6 9 (9.47%) UNIX
7 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.21%) Solaris
7 4 (4.21%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Change Management
2 28 (29.47%) Test Scripting
3 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Waterfall
7 10 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (10.53%) Security Testing
8 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.42%) ITIL
9 7 (7.37%) Migration
10 6 (6.32%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.32%) ETL
10 6 (6.32%) Release Management
10 6 (6.32%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.26%) Analytics
11 5 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.16%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) VB
5 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) VBA
6 1 (1.05%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.79%) MCSE
3 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.68%) MCTS
5 13 (13.68%) MCITP
5 13 (13.68%) MCSA
6 12 (12.63%) ISEB
7 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.11%) Degree
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.11%) CCNP
9 2 (2.11%) CCNA
10 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) VMware ESX
1 13 (13.68%) Hyper-V
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (25.26%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (13.68%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (12.63%) Netcool
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.11%) Nessus
5 2 (2.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) VMware
3 14 (14.74%) Citrix
4 13 (13.68%) Veritas
4 13 (13.68%) McAfee
5 9 (9.47%) Oracle
6 4 (4.21%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) Veeam
8 2 (2.11%) Planview
8 2 (2.11%) Borland
9 1 (1.05%) NetApp
9 1 (1.05%) Adobe