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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 1.08% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.36% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
1361 2059 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.59% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1130 1160
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.71 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £48.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +9 8 £313 -30.55% 2
West Lothian +1 6 £425 -
Glasgow +1 2 £375 +28.20%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Retail
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) CRM
5 5 (20.00%) J2EE
5 5 (20.00%) Banking
5 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) JUnit
7 3 (12.00%) Unix
7 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (12.00%) Subversion
7 3 (12.00%) Spring

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 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.00%) Endur
2 1 (4.00%) Findur
2 1 (4.00%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.00%) DbUnit
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) JUnit
2 3 (12.00%) Maven
2 3 (12.00%) Mockito
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (12.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) CRM
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Test Management
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (8.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Charles River
3 1 (4.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Northgate
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