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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 113 107 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 17 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £299 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1753 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.55% 71.00% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 62
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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
Edinburgh -12 13 £395 +5.33% 3
Glasgow +1 3 £250 -42.85% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £328 -
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (58.14%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 14 (32.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (30.23%) ITIL
3 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
4 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (25.58%) Retail
5 11 (25.58%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) Linux
7 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.60%) Change Management
8 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (18.60%) Web Services
8 8 (18.60%) XML
8 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (16.28%) SOAP
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (16.28%) DSDM
9 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.28%) SLA
9 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (16.28%) Scrum
9 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.95%) JSON

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (11.63%) SAS
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (9.30%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) JBuilder
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.98%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (58.14%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Local Government
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) SAS Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) SAS Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Sybase Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
1 8 (18.60%) XML
2 7 (16.28%) SOAP
3 6 (13.95%) RESTful
3 6 (13.95%) JSON
4 4 (9.30%) CSS3
4 4 (9.30%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) CSS
5 3 (6.98%) EJB
5 3 (6.98%) Struts
5 3 (6.98%) Middleware
5 3 (6.98%) Struts2
5 3 (6.98%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) REST
7 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.33%) jQuery
7 1 (2.33%) .NET
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) FMCG
2 5 (11.63%) Open Source
2 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
3 4 (9.30%) Derivative
3 4 (9.30%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Mac OS X
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) Project Management
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) Change Management
6 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
7 7 (16.28%) DSDM
7 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.63%) ERP
8 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (9.30%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.30%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Sybase
4 2 (4.65%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos
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