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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 116 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.49% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 11
Median daily rate £368 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £281 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
Test Strategy
UK

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
2084 2610 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.09% 81.51% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1316 1164
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 37
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Edinburgh -17 10 £320 -24.70% 2
Glasgow +4 6 £425 +1.19% 2
Scottish Borders - 5 £350 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 25 (40.98%) Banking
2 25 (40.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (27.87%) Migration
4 15 (24.59%) Retail
4 15 (24.59%) Retail Banking
5 12 (19.67%) Performance Testing
5 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (16.39%) HP
6 10 (16.39%) LoadRunner
6 10 (16.39%) Test Management
6 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.48%) SQL
9 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) People Management
10 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.84%) ETL
11 5 (8.20%) Oracle
11 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
11 5 (8.20%) Asset Management
11 5 (8.20%) Security Testing
11 5 (8.20%) JIRA
11 5 (8.20%) QA
11 5 (8.20%) Business Transformation

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 (3.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.20%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) JMeter
4 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 25 (40.98%) Banking
3 15 (24.59%) Retail
3 15 (24.59%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Law
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Test Manager
2 17 (27.87%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Programme Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Programme Test Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Test Programme Manager
5 8 (13.11%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.84%) UAT Manager
6 6 (9.84%) UAT Test Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Payroll Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) Data Conversion
1 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (27.87%) Migration
3 12 (19.67%) Performance Testing
3 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.39%) Test Management
5 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
6 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (9.84%) ETL
8 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
8 6 (9.84%) People Management
9 5 (8.20%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.20%) Business Transformation
9 5 (8.20%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.92%) Scrum
11 3 (4.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) COBIT
2 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) HP
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) FrontRange
4 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Pega
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter