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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 96 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 25 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 1.03% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.25% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 4
Median daily rate £295 £305 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £263 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £436 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
System 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
1776 2634 2149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.62% 82.26% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1383 1170
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 45 54 41
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh +16 13 £295 -1.66%
Highlands +5 7 £275 -
Glasgow -7 3 £320 -10.48%
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (31.58%) C#
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle
6 10 (26.32%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) HP
7 9 (23.68%) Information Management
8 8 (21.05%) LIMS
9 7 (18.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (18.42%) Unix
9 7 (18.42%) ETL
9 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
9 7 (18.42%) Degree
9 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
10 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 6 (15.79%) Java
10 6 (15.79%) Migration
11 5 (13.16%) Finance
11 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
11 5 (13.16%) Python
11 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
11 5 (13.16%) Banking
12 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy

System 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 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Markit EDM
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Endur
3 1 (2.63%) Findur
3 1 (2.63%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JMeter
2 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) Checkstyle
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) FindBugs
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (18.42%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Developer
5 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Data Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Software Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.89%) Business Data Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) JAX-WS
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) LESS
2 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) LIMS
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.89%) Derivative
3 3 (7.89%) Equities
3 3 (7.89%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (7.89%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.26%) iSeries
4 2 (5.26%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) Information Management
4 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
4 7 (18.42%) ETL
5 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
5 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
8 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
8 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) RPG
6 2 (5.26%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) HND
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (10.53%) ISO13485
2 3 (7.89%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) GMP
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.63%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle
2 9 (23.68%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Charles River
4 1 (2.63%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.63%) Sybase