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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 112 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 36 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 0.61% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.77% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 8
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £425 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £33.25 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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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
2427 2329 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.57% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1233 1087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +8 18 £600 +60.00%
Glasgow +11 11 £360 -4.00% 1
Stirling +4 3 £300 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 42 (58.33%) Finance
2 37 (51.39%) Banking
3 25 (34.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (33.33%) Retail
5 23 (31.94%) Retail Banking
6 20 (27.78%) Migration
7 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
9 11 (15.28%) LoadRunner
10 9 (12.50%) SQL
10 9 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.50%) Test Management
11 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (9.72%) Records Management
12 7 (9.72%) HP
13 6 (8.33%) Security Testing
13 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
14 5 (6.94%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
14 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
14 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
14 5 (6.94%) Oracle
15 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio

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 (1.39%) Confluence
1 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Data Mining
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) JMeter
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
General
1 42 (58.33%) Finance
2 37 (51.39%) Banking
3 24 (33.33%) Retail
4 23 (31.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Test Manager
2 27 (37.50%) Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Programme Manager
3 15 (20.83%) Programme Test Manager
3 15 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Test Programme Manager
4 10 (13.89%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Project Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Tester
8 4 (5.56%) UAT Manager
8 4 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Windows
1 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (27.78%) Migration
3 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (12.50%) Test Management
6 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 7 (9.72%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (9.72%) Records Management
8 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
8 6 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 5 (6.94%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.17%) ITSM
11 3 (4.17%) Scrum
11 3 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) C
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.56%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) COBIT
2 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Basel III
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) HP
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) FrontRange
3 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Pega
5 1 (1.39%) Twitter
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