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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 83 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 65 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 1.97% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.49% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 20
Median daily rate £273 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £232 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.18 £32.00 £95.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.70% -66.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £18.28 £28.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £32.80 £163.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Software Testing
UK

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
2479 2370 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.18% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1286 1099
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 28
Median hourly rate £37.75 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 34 £290 +8.92% 5
Renfrewshire -27 18 £269 -17.38%
Glasgow -2 8 £258 -31.33%
Fife +6 4 £98 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 69 (47.59%) SQL
2 56 (38.62%) Test Automation
3 55 (37.93%) Windows
4 47 (32.41%) Active Directory
5 46 (31.72%) Windows XP
5 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
6 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (30.34%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (29.66%) ISTQB
9 42 (28.97%) Test Scripting
9 42 (28.97%) Change Management
10 41 (28.28%) VMware
10 41 (28.28%) Microsoft
10 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (26.21%) MCTS
11 38 (26.21%) WinRunner
11 38 (26.21%) TestDirector
11 38 (26.21%) HP UFT
11 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (26.21%) MCSE
11 38 (26.21%) MCSA
12 37 (25.52%) Veritas
13 36 (24.83%) Finance
13 36 (24.83%) MCITP
14 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
14 35 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
14 35 (24.14%) VMware ESX
14 35 (24.14%) Clustering
14 35 (24.14%) Intel Security

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.97%) JBoss
2 5 (3.45%) Apache
2 5 (3.45%) nginx
3 4 (2.76%) IIS
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Project
3 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.72%) HTTP
2 4 (2.76%) SSL
2 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.07%) DNS
4 2 (1.38%) FTP
4 2 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.38%) SAN
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) LAN
5 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.38%) DB2
7 2 (1.38%) MySQL
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.69%) Big Data
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) HBase
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (26.21%) HP UFT
1 38 (26.21%) TestDirector
1 38 (26.21%) WinRunner
2 17 (11.72%) Selenium
3 16 (11.03%) JIRA
3 16 (11.03%) SoapUI
4 11 (7.59%) Firebug
5 4 (2.76%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.69%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.69%) Moq
8 1 (0.69%) WatiN
General
1 36 (24.83%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Law
3 13 (8.97%) Banking
4 9 (6.21%) Retail
5 8 (5.52%) Retail Banking
6 6 (4.14%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (44.83%) Analyst
2 54 (37.24%) Test Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 21 (14.48%) Tester
5 11 (7.59%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.90%) Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Tester
7 8 (5.52%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.45%) Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 5 (3.45%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Finance Systems Manager
11 4 (2.76%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.38%) Web Services
2 17 (11.72%) Java EE
3 14 (9.66%) JSON
4 13 (8.97%) RESTful
4 13 (8.97%) SOAP
5 12 (8.28%) XML
6 7 (4.83%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.83%) CSS
6 7 (4.83%) HTML
7 6 (4.14%) CSS3
7 6 (4.14%) Flash
7 6 (4.14%) jQuery
7 6 (4.14%) RequireJS
8 5 (3.45%) HTML5
9 4 (2.76%) .NET
10 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.38%) REST
11 1 (0.69%) Android SDK
11 1 (0.69%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.69%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.14%) Clustering
2 32 (22.07%) PDA
3 19 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.83%) Data Extraction
6 6 (4.14%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.45%) User Experience
8 2 (1.38%) EMV
9 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.93%) Windows
2 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
2 46 (31.72%) Windows XP
3 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (24.14%) AIX
5 25 (17.24%) Linux
6 14 (9.66%) Unix
7 12 (8.28%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.07%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.38%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.62%) Test Automation
2 42 (28.97%) Change Management
2 42 (28.97%) Test Scripting
3 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (13.79%) Scrum
6 18 (12.41%) Security Testing
7 17 (11.72%) Defect Management
7 17 (11.72%) Information Assurance
8 15 (10.34%) SDLC
8 15 (10.34%) User Stories
8 15 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.66%) Kanban
10 13 (8.97%) SOA
10 13 (8.97%) System Testing
11 12 (8.28%) Migration
11 12 (8.28%) Web Development
12 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.59%) Manual Testing
12 11 (7.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (47.59%) SQL
2 25 (17.24%) Java
3 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.28%) Python
4 10 (6.90%) Perl
5 5 (3.45%) PHP
5 5 (3.45%) PHP 5
5 5 (3.45%) VB
6 4 (2.76%) C#
7 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.38%) JCL
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (29.66%) ISTQB
2 38 (26.21%) MCSA
2 38 (26.21%) MCSE
2 38 (26.21%) MCTS
2 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (24.83%) MCITP
4 27 (18.62%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
6 14 (9.66%) ISEB
7 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.07%) IISP
9 2 (1.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.14%) FATCA
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (32.41%) Active Directory
2 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 35 (24.14%) VMware ESX
3 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 44 (30.34%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
2 35 (24.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 41 (28.28%) Microsoft
1 41 (28.28%) VMware
2 37 (25.52%) Veritas
3 35 (24.14%) Citrix
3 35 (24.14%) Intel Security
4 19 (13.10%) Oracle
5 3 (2.07%) Veeam
6 2 (1.38%) Charles River
6 2 (1.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) HP
7 1 (0.69%) Planview
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter