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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 110 98 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.79% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.15% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 6
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£288 £275 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £341 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -35.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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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
2068 1732 1581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.94% 68.84% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 876 814
Average daily rate £380 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.45 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.80 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Glasgow - 9 £294 - 1
Edinburgh -19 3 £240 -12.72% 1
Fife +2 2 £185 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
3 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
4 16 (29.63%) Finance
4 16 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (25.93%) Automated Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (24.07%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
8 11 (20.37%) Change Management
9 10 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 9 (16.67%) Citrix
11 8 (14.81%) ISEB
11 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.81%) TestDirector
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (14.81%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) VMware
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.96%) Information Assurance
12 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
12 7 (12.96%) Test Management
12 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
12 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
12 7 (12.96%) PDA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) DataStage
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (14.81%) TestDirector
3 7 (12.96%) WinRunner
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 16 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Verification Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Coordinator
7 4 (7.41%) DBA
7 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Test Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) RESTful
3 1 (1.85%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) CSS3
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) JSP
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Clustering
1 7 (12.96%) PDA
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Physics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
3 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.96%) AIX
4 6 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Test Scripting
2 14 (25.93%) Automated Testing
3 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.37%) Change Management
5 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Test Management
6 7 (12.96%) Information Assurance
6 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Validation
8 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
8 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.41%) Database Security
9 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) Python
3 4 (7.41%) Ruby
3 4 (7.41%) VB
3 4 (7.41%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) VBA
5 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (14.81%) ISEB
6 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (12.96%) MCTS
6 7 (12.96%) MCITP
6 7 (12.96%) MCSE
6 7 (12.96%) MCSA
6 7 (12.96%) Degree
7 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.85%) HNC
8 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) DICOM
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VMware ESX
1 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.96%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (12.96%) Netcool
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Citrix
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 7 (12.96%) Veritas
4 7 (12.96%) McAfee
4 7 (12.96%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle
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