The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 93 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 41 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.07% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 8
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£425 £300 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £255 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -3.49%
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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
2523 2151 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.59% 78.48% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1125 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 42
Average hourly rate £34.80 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.55 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £152.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Strategy
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 Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Edinburgh +18 29 £425 -8.10% 4
Glasgow +3 10 £420 +40.00% 2
Stirling -2 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 26 (45.61%) Finance
1 26 (45.61%) Banking
2 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (19.30%) Test Management
4 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) VMware
4 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (15.79%) Firewall
5 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.04%) ServiceNow
7 7 (12.28%) Retail
7 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
8 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
8 6 (10.53%) QA
8 6 (10.53%) Project Management
9 5 (8.77%) Service Management
9 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (8.77%) HP UFT
9 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.02%) HP
10 4 (7.02%) ISEB
11 3 (5.26%) Change Management
11 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Migration
11 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (3.51%) FileNet
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) QlikView
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
3 2 (3.51%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (45.61%) Finance
1 26 (45.61%) Banking
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Test Manager
2 14 (24.56%) Senior Manager
3 11 (19.30%) Senior Test Manager
3 11 (19.30%) Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.75%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (19.30%) Test Management
3 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
4 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) Service Management
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.26%) System Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Automated Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.02%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) GxP
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) VMware
2 8 (14.04%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.02%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Informatica
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Teradata
4 1 (1.75%) FrontRange
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NCC Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago