The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 110 108 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.72% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate £301 £338 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £338 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £338 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1958 1674 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.88% 70.96% 66.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 867 982
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 67
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Strategy
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +12 8 £349 +3.33% 9
Edinburgh -24 7 £160 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £363 -
Inverclyde - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 15 (46.88%) Finance
1 15 (46.88%) Banking
2 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 7 (21.88%) Windows
4 7 (21.88%) Linux
5 6 (18.75%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Retail
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) Selenium
6 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.63%) MS Office
6 5 (15.63%) HTML
6 5 (15.63%) Java
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (12.50%) Puppet
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) RSpec
7 4 (12.50%) JBehave
7 4 (12.50%) ATDD
7 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (12.50%) Gradle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.50%) Star Schema
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) RSpec
2 4 (12.50%) JBehave
2 4 (12.50%) Gradle
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) JUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.50%) WATIR
2 4 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.50%) Maven
2 4 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (6.25%) Hudson
4 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
1 15 (46.88%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) Drools
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) FMCG
1 3 (9.38%) SWIFT
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) Scrum
3 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.63%) Test Management
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) ATDD
5 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) HP
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
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