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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 73 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 50 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.28% 2.11% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.56% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 15
Median daily rate £275 £305 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £269 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £439 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.68 - £24.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 - £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 - £104.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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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
1795 2659 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.70% 82.35% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1380 1174
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 40
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.16% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Renfrewshire -13 17 £320 -5.18%
Edinburgh -5 12 £245 -30.00% 1
Glasgow -5 7 £230 -25.50% 2
Stirling - 7 - -
Fife +6 6 £275 -6.77%
Dundee - 1 - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (48.70%) SQL
2 47 (40.87%) Windows
3 43 (37.39%) ISTQB
4 39 (33.91%) Finance
5 34 (29.57%) Windows XP
5 34 (29.57%) Active Directory
6 33 (28.70%) Change Management
7 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
7 32 (27.83%) Java
8 31 (26.96%) Linux
8 31 (26.96%) AIX
9 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (25.22%) Hyper-V
11 28 (24.35%) Windows 7
12 27 (23.48%) Test Scripting
13 26 (22.61%) MS Office
14 25 (21.74%) MCSE
14 25 (21.74%) MCSA
14 25 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 24 (20.87%) MCTS
15 24 (20.87%) Veritas
15 24 (20.87%) Python
16 23 (20.00%) Netcool
16 23 (20.00%) Intel Security
16 23 (20.00%) Citrix
16 23 (20.00%) Clustering
16 23 (20.00%) MCITP
16 23 (20.00%) Selenium

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 15 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) CICS
2 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (22.61%) MS Office
2 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.61%) MS Project
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Firewall
1 2 (1.74%) Internet
1 2 (1.74%) LAN
1 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.74%) VoIP
1 2 (1.74%) WAN
1 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) ObjectStore
1 10 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.48%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Selenium
2 15 (13.04%) StarTeam
3 10 (8.70%) TestDirector
4 9 (7.83%) HP UFT
4 9 (7.83%) WinRunner
5 5 (4.35%) JIRA
5 5 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.61%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.74%) JUnit
7 2 (1.74%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.87%) SilkTest
General
1 39 (33.91%) Finance
2 22 (19.13%) Law
3 18 (15.65%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.74%) French Language
6 2 (1.74%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Analyst
2 39 (33.91%) Test Analyst
3 20 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Tester
6 9 (7.83%) Test Manager
7 7 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Designer
8 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Designer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (3.48%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.48%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) JSON
1 8 (6.96%) XML
2 6 (5.22%) .NET
3 3 (2.61%) Node.js
3 3 (2.61%) Velocity
4 2 (1.74%) Java EE
4 2 (1.74%) React
5 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Clustering
2 21 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.83%) PDA
4 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.61%) EMV
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.87%) Windows
2 34 (29.57%) Windows XP
3 31 (26.96%) AIX
3 31 (26.96%) Linux
4 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (24.35%) Windows 7
6 22 (19.13%) Windows 10
7 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.96%) HPUX
8 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.96%) Solaris
8 8 (6.96%) Unix
9 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Change Management
2 27 (23.48%) Test Scripting
3 21 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.26%) Server Virtualisation
3 21 (18.26%) Smoke Testing
4 16 (13.91%) Test Automation
5 13 (11.30%) Manual Testing
6 11 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.83%) SDLC
8 8 (6.96%) Automated Testing
8 8 (6.96%) BDD
8 8 (6.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (6.96%) User Stories
9 6 (5.22%) Information Assurance
9 6 (5.22%) Regression Testing
9 6 (5.22%) Security Testing
10 5 (4.35%) Automation Testing
10 5 (4.35%) Defect Management
10 5 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.70%) SQL
2 32 (27.83%) Java
3 24 (20.87%) Python
4 12 (10.43%) Perl
5 8 (6.96%) PHP
6 3 (2.61%) ES6
7 2 (1.74%) C#
7 2 (1.74%) C++
7 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.74%) Scala
7 2 (1.74%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (37.39%) ISTQB
2 25 (21.74%) MCSA
2 25 (21.74%) MCSE
2 25 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (20.87%) MCTS
4 23 (20.00%) MCITP
5 18 (15.65%) SC Cleared
6 14 (12.17%) ISEB
7 8 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (3.48%) Degree
9 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (29.57%) Active Directory
2 29 (25.22%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.96%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 23 (20.00%) Netcool
2 15 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.74%) OVPA
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.87%) Veritas
3 23 (20.00%) Citrix
3 23 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 13 (11.30%) VMware
5 12 (10.43%) Oracle
6 10 (8.70%) EMC
6 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.83%) HP
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco
9 1 (0.87%) Telerik
9 1 (0.87%) TSYS
9 1 (0.87%) Twitter
9 1 (0.87%) Veeam