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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 107 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 0.65% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£375 £301 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.68% -10.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
2267 1788 1488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.80% 72.42% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 909 789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 +5 9 £375 +62.68% 5
Glasgow -8 8 - - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
West Lothian -4 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 28 (62.22%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 16 (35.56%) Test Management
4 14 (31.11%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (31.11%) ISTQB
5 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.22%) ISEB
8 9 (20.00%) HP
8 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
10 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Project Planning
10 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Degree
11 4 (8.89%) Resource Management
11 4 (8.89%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (8.89%) System Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
11 4 (8.89%) Oracle
11 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (6.67%) Windows
12 3 (6.67%) SQL
12 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (6.67%) Migration
12 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Reference Data

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (4.44%) ArcGIS
1 2 (4.44%) ArcSDE
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) FileNet
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) WebLOAD
3 2 (4.44%) JUnit
3 2 (4.44%) NUnit
4 1 (2.22%) eggPlant
General
1 28 (62.22%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Test Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Consultant
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.22%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (2.22%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.44%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
2 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Test Management
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
4 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
6 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.89%) Resource Management
7 4 (8.89%) System Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.67%) V-Model
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Migration
9 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.44%) Workflow
9 2 (4.44%) Validation
9 2 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) ISTQB
2 10 (22.22%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
6 1 (2.22%) PMP
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Nessus
2 2 (4.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
3 2 (4.44%) ESRI
4 1 (2.22%) FrontRange
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
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