The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 114 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.92% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +8.77%
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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
2027 1630 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.81% 71.43% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 822 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Scotland region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Scotland region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

System 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 System Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow -3 2 £330 -10.81%
Edinburgh -6 2 £409 +9.00% 1
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) SAS
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
6 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (15.79%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.53%) VB
7 2 (10.53%) VBA
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) VB6
7 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (5.26%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SilkTest
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) SAS Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
1 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.26%) Scrum
3 1 (5.26%) Web Development
3 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
4 1 (5.26%) PHP5
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) OpenLink