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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 85 77 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 63 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 1.94% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.43% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 25
Median daily rate £280 £300 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.18 £32.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.70% +184.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2384 2346 2035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.82% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1244 1142
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 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 30 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 -7 34 £290 +4.50%
Renfrewshire -29 12 £265 -22.05% 1
Glasgow +7 11 £325 -10.34% 2
Fife +8 4 £98 -
Stirling - 1 - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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 56 (42.11%) SQL
2 45 (33.83%) Test Automation
3 43 (32.33%) Windows
4 42 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
5 40 (30.08%) Finance
6 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
6 39 (29.32%) ISTQB
7 38 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (27.82%) Windows 7
8 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (26.32%) VMware
11 34 (25.56%) Test Scripting
12 33 (24.81%) Change Management
12 33 (24.81%) Microsoft
13 32 (24.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (24.06%) WinRunner
13 32 (24.06%) TestDirector
13 32 (24.06%) HP UFT
13 32 (24.06%) Veritas
13 32 (24.06%) MCSE
13 32 (24.06%) MCSA
13 32 (24.06%) MCTS
14 31 (23.31%) Hyper-V
15 30 (22.56%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (22.56%) MCITP
15 30 (22.56%) AIX
15 30 (22.56%) Citrix
15 30 (22.56%) Netcool

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 7 (5.26%) JBoss
2 5 (3.76%) Apache
2 5 (3.76%) nginx
3 3 (2.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
3 3 (2.26%) MS Project
3 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) HTTP
2 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.26%) DNS
3 3 (2.26%) SSL
4 2 (1.50%) FTP
4 2 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.50%) SAN
5 1 (0.75%) Firewall
5 1 (0.75%) LAN
5 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (7.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.75%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (24.06%) HP UFT
1 32 (24.06%) TestDirector
1 32 (24.06%) WinRunner
2 16 (12.03%) Selenium
3 12 (9.02%) SoapUI
4 11 (8.27%) JIRA
5 5 (3.76%) Firebug
6 4 (3.01%) Robot Framework
7 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.50%) JUnit
8 2 (1.50%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.75%) Moq
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.75%) WatiN
General
1 40 (30.08%) Finance
2 21 (15.79%) Law
3 14 (10.53%) Banking
4 10 (7.52%) Retail
5 7 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.01%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.50%) Front Office
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (44.36%) Analyst
2 46 (34.59%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 21 (15.79%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 15 (11.28%) Tester
6 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Tester
6 9 (6.77%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.02%) Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.51%) Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) Web Services
2 12 (9.02%) SOAP
3 11 (8.27%) Java EE
3 11 (8.27%) JSON
3 11 (8.27%) RESTful
3 11 (8.27%) XML
4 6 (4.51%) CSS
4 6 (4.51%) Flash
4 6 (4.51%) HTML
5 5 (3.76%) .NET
5 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.76%) CSS3
5 5 (3.76%) HTML5
5 5 (3.76%) jQuery
5 5 (3.76%) RequireJS
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.75%) Ninject
6 1 (0.75%) REST
6 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.56%) Clustering
2 27 (20.30%) PDA
3 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.51%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.76%) Data Extraction
7 4 (3.01%) User Experience
8 2 (1.50%) EMV
8 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.33%) Windows
2 38 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 37 (27.82%) Windows 7
3 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (22.56%) AIX
5 24 (18.05%) Linux
6 11 (8.27%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.51%) Unix
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.83%) Test Automation
2 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (25.56%) Test Scripting
4 33 (24.81%) Change Management
5 25 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (12.03%) Information Assurance
6 16 (12.03%) Security Testing
7 14 (10.53%) SDLC
7 14 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 13 (9.77%) Defect Management
8 13 (9.77%) Scrum
9 12 (9.02%) System Testing
10 11 (8.27%) Web Development
11 10 (7.52%) Manual Testing
11 10 (7.52%) Migration
11 10 (7.52%) Open Source
11 10 (7.52%) Project Management
11 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.52%) User Stories
12 9 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.11%) SQL
2 21 (15.79%) Java
3 12 (9.02%) Python
4 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.02%) Perl
6 5 (3.76%) PHP
6 5 (3.76%) PHP 5
7 4 (3.01%) VB
8 3 (2.26%) C#
9 2 (1.50%) JCL
9 2 (1.50%) Scala
9 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (29.32%) ISTQB
2 32 (24.06%) MCSA
2 32 (24.06%) MCSE
2 32 (24.06%) MCTS
2 32 (24.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (22.56%) MCITP
4 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.53%) ISEB
6 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.26%) Degree
8 3 (2.26%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.01%) FATCA
3 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.31%) Hyper-V
3 30 (22.56%) VMware ESX
4 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (22.56%) McAfee ePO
2 30 (22.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (26.32%) VMware
2 33 (24.81%) Microsoft
3 32 (24.06%) Veritas
4 30 (22.56%) Citrix
4 30 (22.56%) Intel Security
5 13 (9.77%) Oracle
6 2 (1.50%) Charles River
6 2 (1.50%) Veeam
7 1 (0.75%) EMC
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) Planview
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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