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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 54 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 81 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.18% 1.32% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 1.67% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 12
Average daily rate £320 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.20% +21.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £326 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.39 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
2031 2098 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.71% 79.32% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1198 834
Average daily rate £380 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
Average hourly rate £33.71 £27.50 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.77 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh +21 43 £350 -5.40% 6
Renfrewshire +5 17 £305 -13.85% 2
Glasgow +8 12 £280 -35.26% 3
Fife +6 7 £320 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 84 (49.70%) SQL
2 65 (38.46%) Windows
3 62 (36.69%) Test Automation
4 55 (32.54%) Finance
5 53 (31.36%) Change Management
6 51 (30.18%) Active Directory
7 50 (29.59%) Windows XP
7 50 (29.59%) Windows 7
7 50 (29.59%) HP Quality Center
8 49 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (28.40%) Microsoft
10 44 (26.04%) HP UFT
10 44 (26.04%) Test Scripting
11 43 (25.44%) MCTS
11 43 (25.44%) MCITP
11 43 (25.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (25.44%) WinRunner
11 43 (25.44%) TestDirector
11 43 (25.44%) MCSE
11 43 (25.44%) MCSA
11 43 (25.44%) VMware
12 41 (24.26%) ISTQB
12 41 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (23.08%) AIX
14 38 (22.49%) Veritas
14 38 (22.49%) Netcool
14 38 (22.49%) McAfee
14 38 (22.49%) VMware ESX
14 38 (22.49%) Clustering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (7.10%) JBoss
2 7 (4.14%) IIS
3 5 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.37%) Apache
4 4 (2.37%) nginx
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.78%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.78%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.65%) HTTP
2 7 (4.14%) SSL
3 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.78%) DNS
5 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) Relational Database
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.59%) Big Data
5 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.59%) HBase
5 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (26.04%) HP UFT
2 43 (25.44%) TestDirector
2 43 (25.44%) WinRunner
3 15 (8.88%) JIRA
4 14 (8.28%) Selenium
4 14 (8.28%) SoapUI
5 11 (6.51%) Firebug
6 6 (3.55%) ClearCase
6 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.37%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.78%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.18%) Moq
10 2 (1.18%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.18%) WatiN
11 1 (0.59%) JMeter
11 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (32.54%) Finance
2 28 (16.57%) Banking
3 20 (11.83%) Retail
4 18 (10.65%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.14%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.37%) Front Office
6 4 (2.37%) Law
7 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (42.60%) Analyst
2 66 (39.05%) Test Analyst
3 25 (14.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 25 (14.79%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 18 (10.65%) Architect
4 18 (10.65%) Tester
5 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 9 (5.33%) Administrator
7 9 (5.33%) Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.14%) Consultant
9 7 (4.14%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Tester
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.96%) Finance Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Finance Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.93%) Web Services
2 14 (8.28%) Java EE
3 12 (7.10%) JSON
3 12 (7.10%) SOAP
4 11 (6.51%) RESTful
5 10 (5.92%) XML
6 9 (5.33%) .NET
7 8 (4.73%) CSS
7 8 (4.73%) HTML
8 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.55%) CSS3
9 6 (3.55%) jQuery
9 6 (3.55%) RequireJS
10 5 (2.96%) HTML5
11 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.18%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.18%) NHibernate
11 2 (1.18%) Ninject
12 1 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.49%) Clustering
1 38 (22.49%) PDA
2 20 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.14%) Data Extraction
5 5 (2.96%) User Experience
6 4 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.37%) Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.46%) Windows
2 50 (29.59%) Windows 7
2 50 (29.59%) Windows XP
3 49 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (23.08%) AIX
5 28 (16.57%) Unix
6 21 (12.43%) Linux
7 10 (5.92%) Mac OS X
8 8 (4.73%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.78%) Android
10 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.69%) Test Automation
2 53 (31.36%) Change Management
3 44 (26.04%) Test Scripting
4 41 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (18.34%) Security Testing
6 30 (17.75%) Information Assurance
7 24 (14.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (12.43%) SDLC
9 20 (11.83%) Migration
10 18 (10.65%) Defect Management
10 18 (10.65%) Scrum
11 15 (8.88%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.28%) Project Management
12 14 (8.28%) Release Management
13 13 (7.69%) Configuration Management
13 13 (7.69%) System Testing
14 12 (7.10%) Kanban
14 12 (7.10%) Manual Testing
14 12 (7.10%) SOA
14 12 (7.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 84 (49.70%) SQL
2 19 (11.24%) Java
3 11 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.92%) Python
5 9 (5.33%) Perl
6 8 (4.73%) C#
7 6 (3.55%) VB
8 4 (2.37%) PHP
8 4 (2.37%) PHP 5
9 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (25.44%) MCITP
1 43 (25.44%) MCSA
1 43 (25.44%) MCSE
1 43 (25.44%) MCTS
1 43 (25.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (24.26%) ISTQB
3 31 (18.34%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.02%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.10%) ISEB
6 4 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.78%) IISP
8 2 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) FATCA
2 6 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.55%) QA
3 4 (2.37%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (30.18%) Active Directory
2 38 (22.49%) Hyper-V
2 38 (22.49%) VMware ESX
3 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 50 (29.59%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (22.49%) McAfee ePO
2 38 (22.49%) Netcool
3 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 48 (28.40%) Microsoft
2 43 (25.44%) VMware
3 38 (22.49%) Citrix
3 38 (22.49%) McAfee
3 38 (22.49%) Veritas
4 21 (12.43%) Oracle
5 5 (2.96%) IBM
6 3 (1.78%) CODA
6 3 (1.78%) Sage
6 3 (1.78%) Sun
7 2 (1.18%) Charles River
7 2 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (0.59%) CommVault
8 1 (0.59%) Informatica
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Teradata
8 1 (0.59%) Veeam
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £319 per day
Posted: 3 days ago