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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 91 112 95
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 46 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.40% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.88% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
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£406 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £252 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 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 28 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 +7 29 £414 -12.89% 4
Glasgow +8 15 £400 +33.33% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 26 (41.94%) Banking
3 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Test Management
5 11 (17.74%) Performance Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (16.13%) VMware
6 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.52%) QA
7 9 (14.52%) Firewall
8 8 (12.90%) Retail
9 7 (11.29%) Retail Banking
9 7 (11.29%) ServiceNow
9 7 (11.29%) SDLC
10 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) ISEB
10 6 (9.68%) SQL
11 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Windows
12 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (6.45%) Service Management
12 4 (6.45%) Change Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (3.23%) FileNet
1 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) QlikView
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
2 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.61%) WatiN
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 26 (41.94%) Banking
3 8 (12.90%) Retail
4 7 (11.29%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Test Manager
2 14 (22.58%) Senior Manager
3 11 (17.74%) Senior Test Manager
3 11 (17.74%) Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.84%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (4.84%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.61%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (20.97%) Test Management
3 11 (17.74%) Performance Testing
3 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
5 7 (11.29%) SDLC
6 6 (9.68%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Service Management
8 4 (6.45%) Change Management
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.84%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Document Management
9 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) ISEB
1 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.61%) PMP
3 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) VMware
2 7 (11.29%) ServiceNow
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Informatica
5 1 (1.61%) Teradata
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harris Global
Rate: £250.00 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 24 days ago