The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 120 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 1.35% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.41% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 23
Median daily rate £316 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £219 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £429 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
Tester
UK

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
2724 2827 2406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.54% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1472 1347
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 96 80
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Glasgow 0 13 £332 +13.02% 2
Edinburgh -8 10 £261 -19.22%
Renfrewshire - 3 £265 -
Fife - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 20 (36.36%) Oracle
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
3 18 (32.73%) Test Scripting
4 16 (29.09%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 15 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (25.45%) Windows
6 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
7 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
8 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
8 12 (21.82%) JIRA
8 12 (21.82%) ISEB
9 11 (20.00%) Scrum
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
10 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.18%) HP
10 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
11 9 (16.36%) Java
12 8 (14.55%) C#
12 8 (14.55%) Web Services
12 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
13 7 (12.73%) VB
13 7 (12.73%) CRM
13 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (12.73%) Finance

Tester Skill Set
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 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) WordPress
3 1 (1.82%) CICS
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
2 12 (21.82%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) TestDirector
3 5 (9.09%) WinRunner
4 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Web Services
2 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) Java EE
3 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) JMS
5 1 (1.82%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) PDA
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.09%) AIX
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.82%) HPUX
7 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Test Scripting
3 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.00%) Scrum
5 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
6 7 (12.73%) CRM
6 7 (12.73%) Test Management
7 6 (10.91%) BDD
7 6 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) User Stories
8 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 5 (9.09%) Kanban
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Project Management
9 4 (7.27%) SOA
9 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) C#
4 7 (12.73%) VB
5 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
2 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
3 12 (21.82%) ISEB
3 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (9.09%) MCITP
5 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.27%) MCSA
6 4 (7.27%) MCSE
6 4 (7.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Degree
7 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
4 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
4 4 (7.27%) Veritas
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
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