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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 108 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.94% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 1711 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 69.98% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 861 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -16 11 £463 +28.11% 2
Glasgow -2 9 £300 -21.05%
Stirling - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (44.68%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (36.17%) Finance
3 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (27.66%) HP
5 12 (25.53%) Oracle
5 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.28%) SQL
7 9 (19.15%) Migration
8 8 (17.02%) Banking
8 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Markit EDM
9 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
9 7 (14.89%) Investment Management
9 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.89%) ETL
9 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
10 6 (12.77%) Data Management
10 6 (12.77%) Test Management
10 6 (12.77%) QA
11 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Back Office
12 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.51%) Retail
12 4 (8.51%) ISEB
12 4 (8.51%) Load Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.38%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.26%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Back Office
4 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Functional Tester
7 1 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.13%) JSP
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.26%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.15%) Migration
4 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Investment Management
5 7 (14.89%) ETL
5 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
6 6 (12.77%) Data Management
6 6 (12.77%) Test Management
7 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.51%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.51%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 21 (44.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) HP
2 12 (25.53%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Dell
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) Teradata
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