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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 88 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 37 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.00% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 6
Average daily rate £450 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £379 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
Test Strategy
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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
2014 2109 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.05% 79.52% 73.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1198 869
Average daily rate £385 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
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 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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 +15 31 £450 +12.50% 1
Glasgow +1 4 £306 -23.43% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 42 (55.26%) Finance
2 34 (44.74%) Banking
3 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (21.05%) SQL
8 15 (19.74%) Retail
9 14 (18.42%) Test Management
9 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (17.11%) Retail Banking
11 12 (15.79%) Functional Testing
12 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
12 11 (14.47%) ISEB
13 9 (11.84%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (10.53%) Migration
14 8 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
15 7 (9.21%) SDLC
15 7 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
15 7 (9.21%) Records Management
15 7 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
15 7 (9.21%) QA
15 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
16 6 (7.89%) Degree
16 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
16 6 (7.89%) HP
16 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (7.89%) Scrum
16 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.26%) Data Mart
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) FitNesse
1 5 (6.58%) HP UFT
2 4 (5.26%) JBehave
2 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.95%) Selenium
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.32%) WatiN
General
1 42 (55.26%) Finance
2 34 (44.74%) Banking
3 15 (19.74%) Retail
4 13 (17.11%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 26 (34.21%) Test Manager
3 19 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Programme Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Programme Test Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Project Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Security Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Test Programme Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Java EE
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Windows
1 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (18.42%) Test Management
5 12 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 9 (11.84%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 8 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Records Management
8 7 (9.21%) SDLC
9 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Scrum
9 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.58%) Project Management
10 5 (6.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISEB
1 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.89%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) COBIT
3 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.32%) Basel III
4 1 (1.32%) FATCA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) vCloud
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) HP
2 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) FrontRange
4 4 (5.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) BMC
6 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Pega
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy
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