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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 111 80 116
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 54 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 1.69% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 2.06% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 13
Median daily rate £375 £406 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £483 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
Test Strategy
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
1802 2624 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.61% 82.33% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 1364 1161
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 40
Median hourly rate £39.00 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.02% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 9 £400 -8.36% 1
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £350 -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Test Management
4 10 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) HP
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
6 7 (18.42%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Banking
6 7 (18.42%) Migration
6 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
7 6 (15.79%) ETL
7 6 (15.79%) People Management
7 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) QA
9 4 (10.53%) JIRA
9 4 (10.53%) System Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
10 3 (7.89%) Legal
10 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion
10 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Confluence

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.63%) Endur
2 1 (2.63%) Findur
2 1 (2.63%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) UAT Manager
4 4 (10.53%) UAT Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Payroll Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Pensions Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Migration Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Test Management
3 10 (26.32%) Performance Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
5 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.79%) ETL
6 6 (15.79%) People Management
6 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
9 3 (7.89%) CRM
9 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
9 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Charles River
4 1 (2.63%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter