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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 126 114 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.73% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.91% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
Median daily rate £343 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £470 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £33.50 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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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
2416 2421 2146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.45% 80.03% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1257 1178
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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
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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Glasgow +6 10 £400 -8.04% 1
Edinburgh -14 8 £315 -25.88%
Stirling +3 2 £300 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (56.72%) Finance
2 33 (49.25%) Banking
3 22 (32.84%) Retail
3 22 (32.84%) Retail Banking
3 22 (32.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (31.34%) Migration
5 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.40%) LoadRunner
6 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (16.42%) Performance Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.43%) HP
8 9 (13.43%) SQL
8 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Test Management
9 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.45%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Defect Management
12 5 (7.46%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (7.46%) Records Management
12 5 (7.46%) JIRA
12 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
13 4 (5.97%) Oracle
13 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
13 4 (5.97%) ETL
13 4 (5.97%) ISEB

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 2 (2.99%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) LoadRunner
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.99%) JMeter
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 38 (56.72%) Finance
2 33 (49.25%) Banking
3 22 (32.84%) Retail
3 22 (32.84%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Test Manager
2 21 (31.34%) Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Programme Manager
3 14 (20.90%) Programme Test Manager
3 14 (20.90%) Test Programme Manager
4 12 (17.91%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.46%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) IT Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Project Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Test Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Data Conversion
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
1 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (31.34%) Migration
3 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
4 11 (16.42%) Performance Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.94%) Test Management
7 7 (10.45%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Defect Management
8 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (7.46%) Records Management
9 5 (7.46%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.97%) ETL
10 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) C
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
1 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) COBIT
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) HP
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) FrontRange
4 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter