The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 96 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 0.28% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.40% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% +121.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £288 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £288 £203
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1753 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.55% 71.00% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 62
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 2014.

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
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 23 July 2014. 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 -6 17 £260 - 5
Glasgow +7 10 £345 +20.00% 3
Fife - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - 2 £550 -
Midlothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
2 24 (35.82%) ISTQB
3 20 (29.85%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (28.36%) Windows
5 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
5 18 (26.87%) Performance Testing
6 16 (23.88%) SQL
6 16 (23.88%) Change Management
7 15 (22.39%) Automated Testing
7 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.39%) Test Management
8 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
9 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (19.40%) Scrum
10 12 (17.91%) ISEB
10 12 (17.91%) Linux
10 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
10 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (16.42%) Windows XP
11 11 (16.42%) Finance
12 10 (14.93%) TestDirector
12 10 (14.93%) Citrix
12 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
12 10 (14.93%) QA
13 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.43%) PDA
14 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.49%) CMS
1 1 (1.49%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.49%) WordPress
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (14.93%) TestDirector
3 7 (10.45%) WinRunner
4 5 (7.46%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (5.97%) JIRA
5 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.48%) Selenium
7 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Subversion
8 1 (1.49%) Hudson
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.49%) Trac
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
2 20 (29.85%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Test Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.94%) Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Verification Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.97%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.97%) Release Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 7 (10.45%) HTML
3 6 (8.96%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) SOAP
3 6 (8.96%) JSON
3 6 (8.96%) RESTful
4 5 (7.46%) .NET
4 5 (7.46%) CSS
5 4 (5.97%) CSS3
6 3 (4.48%) HTML5
6 3 (4.48%) jQuery
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) WCF
7 1 (1.49%) Drools
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.49%) JSP
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (1.49%) XHTML
7 1 (1.49%) EDI
7 1 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) PDA
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.45%) Clustering
3 5 (7.46%) Open Source
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) FMCG
5 1 (1.49%) Blog
5 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Linux
3 11 (16.42%) Windows XP
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.45%) Mac OS X
5 7 (10.45%) AIX
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
2 18 (26.87%) Performance Testing
3 16 (23.88%) Change Management
4 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.39%) Automated Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Test Management
5 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (19.40%) Scrum
7 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
8 8 (11.94%) Project Management
9 7 (10.45%) System Testing
9 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.45%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.96%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.96%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.46%) C#
3 5 (7.46%) C++
4 4 (5.97%) Java
5 3 (4.48%) VB
6 2 (2.99%) VBA
6 2 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.91%) ISEB
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.45%) MCTS
4 7 (10.45%) MCITP
4 7 (10.45%) MCSE
4 7 (10.45%) MCSA
5 6 (8.96%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) HNC
6 2 (2.99%) HND
7 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) VMware ESX
1 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (29.85%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.45%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (10.45%) Netcool
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Citrix
3 8 (11.94%) HP
4 7 (10.45%) Veritas
4 7 (10.45%) McAfee
4 7 (10.45%) VMware
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 3 (4.48%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.99%) JBoss
8 1 (1.49%) Sybase
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Cathcart Associates
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