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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 116 104 91
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.58% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £278 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £470 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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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
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 -7 7 £395 +38.59% 2
Glasgow -11 4 - - 1
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
3 12 (32.43%) Retail
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Oracle
4 10 (27.03%) Linux
5 9 (24.32%) Web Services
6 8 (21.62%) XML
6 8 (21.62%) Java
6 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (18.92%) SAS
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) SOAP
7 7 (18.92%) DSDM
8 6 (16.22%) Mac OS X
8 6 (16.22%) Mainframe
8 6 (16.22%) RESTful
8 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.22%) JSON
8 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
8 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (16.22%) FMCG
9 5 (13.51%) Open Source
9 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (18.92%) SAS
2 3 (8.11%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.11%) Sybase IQ
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) QlikView
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) JBuilder
2 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) SAS Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Developer Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) XML
3 7 (18.92%) SOAP
4 6 (16.22%) RESTful
4 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 4 (10.81%) CSS3
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 4 (10.81%) CSS
6 3 (8.11%) EJB
6 3 (8.11%) Struts
6 3 (8.11%) Middleware
6 3 (8.11%) Struts2
6 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 2 (5.41%) REST
8 1 (2.70%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.70%) jQuery
8 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Mainframe
1 6 (16.22%) FMCG
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) Derivative
3 3 (8.11%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (5.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Mac OS X
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (10.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
2 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Scrum
3 8 (21.62%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (21.62%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) DSDM
5 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Release Management
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Web Development
7 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.81%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 2 (5.41%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Sybase
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.70%) OpenLink
4 1 (2.70%) ION Trading
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