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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 91 109 93
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 38 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.20% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.29% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +83.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £325 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.20 - £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
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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
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 +2 13 £260 - 5
Glasgow -4 11 £344 +19.56% 1
Fife - 5 £180 - 2
Midlothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 24 (35.29%) Windows
3 22 (32.35%) ISTQB
4 20 (29.41%) SQL
5 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
6 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
7 16 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (22.06%) Finance
8 15 (22.06%) Change Management
9 14 (20.59%) Linux
9 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
10 13 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Performance Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
12 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
12 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
13 10 (14.71%) TestDirector
14 9 (13.24%) Citrix
14 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
14 9 (13.24%) PDA
15 8 (11.76%) Degree
15 8 (11.76%) QA
15 8 (11.76%) Scrum
15 8 (11.76%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) WordPress
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (14.71%) TestDirector
3 7 (10.29%) WinRunner
4 5 (7.35%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.47%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.47%) Toad
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Test Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Tester
5 8 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Verification Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) DBA
8 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.41%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) .NET
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) JSON
2 6 (8.82%) XML
2 6 (8.82%) HTML
2 6 (8.82%) RESTful
3 5 (7.35%) CSS
3 5 (7.35%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) CSS3
5 3 (4.41%) HTML5
6 2 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.47%) XHTML
7 1 (1.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) PDA
2 7 (10.29%) Clustering
3 5 (7.35%) Open Source
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) FMCG
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) AS400
6 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.47%) Physics
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.47%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Linux
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.29%) AIX
5 7 (10.29%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.35%) UNIX
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
3 15 (22.06%) Change Management
4 13 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (19.12%) Performance Testing
4 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Scrum
7 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.29%) Information Assurance
8 7 (10.29%) Security Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Test Management
8 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.82%) Release Management
9 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.82%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) Ruby
4 4 (5.88%) VB
4 4 (5.88%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) C++
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) VBA
6 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (11.76%) Degree
6 7 (10.29%) MCSE
6 7 (10.29%) MCSA
6 7 (10.29%) ISEB
6 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (10.29%) MCITP
6 7 (10.29%) MCTS
7 2 (2.94%) HNC
7 2 (2.94%) HND
7 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
1 7 (10.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.29%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (10.29%) Netcool
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Citrix
3 8 (11.76%) HP
4 7 (10.29%) McAfee
4 7 (10.29%) Veritas
4 7 (10.29%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle
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