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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 113 106 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.59% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.86% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 13
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£350 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £335 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £460 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -31.87%
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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
2034 1745 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.51% 68.49% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 867 852
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 73
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 7 £375 -1.31%
Edinburgh -1 6 £316 -15.66% 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (30.23%) HP
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle
5 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
5 10 (23.26%) Test Management
6 9 (20.93%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Migration
7 8 (18.60%) Markit EDM
7 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
8 7 (16.28%) Investment Management
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Banking
8 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (16.28%) ETL
9 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
9 6 (13.95%) Data Management
9 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (11.63%) QA
10 5 (11.63%) Back Office
11 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.30%) ISEB
11 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Back Office
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Test Manager
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.33%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.33%) JSP
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Equity Derivative
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Derivative
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
2 10 (23.26%) Test Management
3 9 (20.93%) Migration
4 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
5 7 (16.28%) ETL
5 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Investment Management
6 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
6 6 (13.95%) Data Management
7 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.30%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) HP
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Sybase
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) Teradata
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