The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 84 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.28% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.38% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 28
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£305 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+24.16% +3.44%
Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2670 2384 2292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 92.22% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1338 1111
Average daily rate £360 £368 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 70 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Scotland region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Scotland region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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 +5 16 £294 -2.08% 3
Edinburgh -2 14 £320 +23.91% 6
West Lothian -2 4 £375 -6.25% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £360 -
Stirling - 1 £433 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) SQL
3 21 (30.00%) Finance
3 21 (30.00%) Selenium
4 19 (27.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (21.43%) Scrum
6 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (17.14%) ISEB
7 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
8 10 (14.29%) QA
8 10 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (14.29%) Java
9 9 (12.86%) Banking
9 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
10 8 (11.43%) Automation Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
10 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) JIRA
10 8 (11.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.43%) XML
11 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
11 7 (10.00%) Maven
11 7 (10.00%) BDD
12 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Content Management
12 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
12 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (8.57%) User Stories
12 6 (8.57%) Agile Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.14%) CMS
2 4 (5.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (4.29%) SAS
4 2 (2.86%) Drupal
4 2 (2.86%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Agresso
3 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.43%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.43%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Selenium
2 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.43%) JIRA
4 7 (10.00%) Maven
5 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.71%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.71%) JUnit
7 3 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.86%) Watij
8 2 (2.86%) Ant
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.86%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.43%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.43%) JMeter
9 1 (1.43%) Robot Framework
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) .NET
3 4 (5.71%) RESTful
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 4 (5.71%) Web Services
4 3 (4.29%) XML Schema
4 3 (4.29%) ODBC
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (1.43%) JAXB
6 1 (1.43%) DOM
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
6 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) W3C
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) PDA
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) UNIX
1 5 (7.14%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.43%) AIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (21.43%) Scrum
4 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
5 8 (11.43%) Automation Testing
5 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 7 (10.00%) BDD
7 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Content Management
7 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.57%) User Stories
7 6 (8.57%) Agile Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Content Management
7 6 (8.57%) Project Management
8 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (7.14%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) Python
4 3 (4.29%) C
5 2 (2.86%) XPath
6 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) ABAP
6 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) ISEB
2 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) HND
5 1 (1.43%) CEH
5 1 (1.43%) MCTS
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.43%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Netcool
2 1 (1.43%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (5.71%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.86%) Twitter
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Veritas
6 1 (1.43%) Citrix
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) McAfee
6 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Netezza
6 1 (1.43%) VMware
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