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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 106 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 28 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
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£330 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £337 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £407 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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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
2642 2190 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.35% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1126 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £24.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -16.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.93 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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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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 +18 16 £329 - 1
Edinburgh -17 7 £330 -16.45%
Highlands - 2 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) Migration
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) T-SQL
4 12 (25.53%) Java
4 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (21.28%) Line Management
5 10 (21.28%) J2EE
5 10 (21.28%) Sybase
5 10 (21.28%) UNIX
5 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
6 9 (19.15%) Sybase IQ
6 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.15%) Sybase ASE
6 9 (19.15%) Derivative
6 9 (19.15%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (17.02%) LLU
7 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
7 8 (17.02%) BT
7 8 (17.02%) ADSL
7 8 (17.02%) PSTN
8 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.77%) Banking
9 6 (12.77%) Market Risk
10 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Data Migration

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (4.26%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) ADSL
1 8 (17.02%) PSTN
1 8 (17.02%) LLU
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Sybase IQ
1 9 (19.15%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.13%) DB2
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) JBuilder
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Avionics
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) SQL Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Market Risk Developer
8 1 (2.13%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) J2EE
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 3 (6.38%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) RESTful
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) CSS3
5 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) REST
6 1 (2.13%) Struts2
6 1 (2.13%) Struts
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) EJB
6 1 (2.13%) XSL
6 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) Derivative
2 9 (19.15%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (12.77%) Market Risk
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Blog
6 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.13%) iSeries
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) AS400
6 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) OS/400
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Migration
1 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (21.28%) Line Management
2 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.51%) ETL
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (8.51%) Validation
6 4 (8.51%) Test Management
6 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) T-SQL
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) XPath
6 1 (2.13%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.13%) XQuery
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Sybase
2 8 (17.02%) BT
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) Temenos
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata
5 1 (2.13%) Netezza
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