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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 94 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 32 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.78% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 7
Average daily rate £369 £341 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% +18.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £283 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £95.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 13 £380 +40.74% 1
Glasgow +11 7 £325 -1.36% 3
Fife - 2 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (32.73%) Performance Testing
2 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
2 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 15 (27.27%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.45%) SOA
4 14 (25.45%) ISEB
5 13 (23.64%) JBoss
5 13 (23.64%) Scrum
6 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
6 12 (21.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (21.82%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) Web Services
7 11 (20.00%) Linux
8 10 (18.18%) Test Management
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) QA
10 8 (14.55%) Change Management
10 8 (14.55%) Java EE
10 8 (14.55%) Drools
11 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.73%) User Stories
11 7 (12.73%) Project Management
11 7 (12.73%) Windows
12 6 (10.91%) Oracle
12 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (10.91%) Windows XP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.82%) WordPress
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.82%) IIS
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 12 (21.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) TestDirector
3 4 (7.27%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (5.45%) WinRunner
5 2 (3.64%) Subversion
5 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.64%) Hudson
5 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.82%) Trac
6 1 (1.82%) Toad
6 1 (1.82%) Ant
6 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (3.64%) Retail
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 22 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Release Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Tester
7 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Junior
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) Java EE
2 8 (14.55%) Drools
3 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) SOAP
4 4 (7.27%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) JSON
5 3 (5.45%) jQuery
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.64%) .NET
6 2 (3.64%) CSS3
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.82%) HTML5
7 1 (1.82%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.82%) XHTML
7 1 (1.82%) EDI
7 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) PDA
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) GIS
3 2 (3.64%) Open Source
3 2 (3.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
4 4 (7.27%) UNIX
5 3 (5.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Performance Testing
2 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
3 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.45%) SOA
5 13 (23.64%) Scrum
6 10 (18.18%) Test Management
7 8 (14.55%) Change Management
8 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.73%) User Stories
8 7 (12.73%) Project Management
9 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.09%) System Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.09%) TDD
11 4 (7.27%) Service Management
11 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (7.27%) ITIL
11 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) VB
4 2 (3.64%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) ISEB
2 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) MCSA
6 3 (5.45%) MCTS
6 3 (5.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.64%) HNC
7 2 (3.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.45%) Netcool
3 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) JBoss
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) Veritas
5 3 (5.45%) McAfee
5 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) HP
7 1 (1.82%) Sybase