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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 108 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.97% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.30% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 £110.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
2271 1922 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.75% 74.84% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1082 921
Average daily rate £375 £377 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 25
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 9 £375 +24.58% 3
Stirling -4 3 - -
Glasgow -9 3 £375 +11.11% 3
Dundee - 2 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Banking
3 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.38%) HP
6 6 (15.38%) ISEB
7 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
7 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) QA
8 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Windows
8 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.26%) Migration
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
9 3 (7.69%) Oracle
9 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
9 3 (7.69%) Reference Data
9 3 (7.69%) System Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (5.13%) ArcGIS
1 2 (5.13%) FileNet
1 2 (5.13%) ArcSDE
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.13%) SSL
1 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) QlikView
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
1 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.13%) NUnit
2 2 (5.13%) JUnit
2 2 (5.13%) WebLOAD
2 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Test Manager
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Process Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) HTML
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 2 (5.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
2 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Test Management
3 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.69%) System Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) ISEB
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.56%) PMP
6 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) Informatica
3 2 (5.13%) ESRI
4 1 (2.56%) Teradata
4 1 (2.56%) FrontRange
4 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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