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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 109 121 98
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 23 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.26% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.33% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 11
Average daily rate £375 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £356 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £426 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 16 £375 -8.25% 1
Glasgow +13 5 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Web Services
3 16 (32.00%) Project Management
3 16 (32.00%) Waterfall
4 15 (30.00%) SDLC
4 15 (30.00%) Finance
5 14 (28.00%) Linux
5 14 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (28.00%) Web Filtering
5 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
6 13 (26.00%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (26.00%) XML
6 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Migration
7 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (22.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (22.00%) Release Management
8 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (22.00%) SOAP
9 10 (20.00%) HTTP
9 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 10 (20.00%) Line Management
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.00%) Refactoring
10 9 (18.00%) SQL
11 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (16.00%) ITIL
11 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) HTTP
2 6 (12.00%) ADSL
2 6 (12.00%) LLU
2 6 (12.00%) PSTN
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) SSL
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.00%) DB2
4 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.00%) ERwin
2 1 (2.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Maven
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Toad
2 1 (2.00%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Data Modeller
5 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) HR Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) MIS Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Web Services
2 13 (26.00%) XML
3 11 (22.00%) SOAP
4 8 (16.00%) JSON
4 8 (16.00%) RESTful
5 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.00%) CSS
5 6 (12.00%) CSS3
5 6 (12.00%) HTML
5 6 (12.00%) jQuery
5 6 (12.00%) RequireJS
6 5 (10.00%) HTML5
6 5 (10.00%) REST
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.00%) .NET
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.00%) JPA
8 1 (2.00%) Spring Integration
8 1 (2.00%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.00%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 5 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 5 (10.00%) User Experience
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Mac OS X
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Project Management
3 16 (32.00%) Waterfall
4 15 (30.00%) SDLC
5 14 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Web Filtering
6 13 (26.00%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Migration
8 11 (22.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (22.00%) Release Management
9 10 (20.00%) Line Management
9 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.00%) Refactoring
11 8 (16.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) PHP 5
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
1 5 (10.00%) ISEB
1 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) IISP
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (12.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) BT
3 4 (8.00%) Informatica
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Cognizant
5 2 (4.00%) Pega
5 2 (4.00%) Temenos
6 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Netezza
6 1 (2.00%) Teradata