The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 100 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 26 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.51% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.72% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 10
Average daily rate £375 £313 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £204 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £333 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
UK

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +20 12 £350 +3.70% 2
Edinburgh -18 12 £420 +42.37% 4
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 19 (46.34%) Project Management
3 18 (43.90%) Oracle
4 15 (36.59%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (36.59%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (31.71%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (21.95%) Retail
8 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
9 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Change Management
9 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
9 8 (19.51%) Linux
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) SLA
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
11 6 (14.63%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
11 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (14.63%) Sybase IQ
11 6 (14.63%) Banking
11 6 (14.63%) FMCG
11 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
11 6 (14.63%) Derivative
11 6 (14.63%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (7.32%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (14.63%) Sybase IQ
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.44%) Ant
2 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.44%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) Hudson
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Retail
3 6 (14.63%) Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Local Government
4 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Performance Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Sybase Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) SAS Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Web Services
1 6 (14.63%) XML
2 5 (12.20%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) JSON
3 3 (7.32%) RESTful
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) CSS3
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) FMCG
1 6 (14.63%) Derivative
1 6 (14.63%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.32%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Project Management
2 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) ITIL
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
5 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Change Management
6 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
7 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.20%) DSDM
8 5 (12.20%) ERP
8 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Test Management
8 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Sybase
3 1 (2.44%) Cognos