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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 108 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.81% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.16% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 17
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£304 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £341 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Glasgow -11 9 £300 -21.05% 3
Edinburgh -4 8 £325 -16.39% 2
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (44.90%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
4 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (28.57%) HP
5 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (20.41%) Oracle
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
7 9 (18.37%) Migration
7 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
8 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Test Management
8 8 (16.33%) Markit EDM
9 7 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Investment Management
9 7 (14.29%) Banking
9 7 (14.29%) ETL
10 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
10 6 (12.24%) Data Management
10 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.24%) QA
10 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (10.20%) Back Office
12 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.16%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.12%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.08%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.04%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Back Office
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.04%) French Language
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Test Manager
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.12%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Functional Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.04%) JSP
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
2 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Migration
5 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Test Management
6 7 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Investment Management
6 7 (14.29%) ETL
7 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
7 6 (12.24%) Data Management
7 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.16%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.12%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) ISEB
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 22 (44.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) HP
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Dell
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase
4 1 (2.04%) Teradata
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