The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 97 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 1.38% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.47% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £358 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% +13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £272 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £405 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2553 2318 2462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.93% 94.00% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1127 1138
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.85 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Tester
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
Edinburgh -18 16 £305 -21.79% 3
Glasgow +3 14 £255 -18.40% 8
Aberdeen - 3 £328 -
Dundee - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Tester
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 21 (30.00%) HP
2 20 (28.57%) Java
3 19 (27.14%) UNIX
4 18 (25.71%) Oracle
5 17 (24.29%) SQL
5 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 15 (21.43%) Finance
6 15 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
7 13 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (17.14%) Linux
9 11 (15.71%) Banking
10 9 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (12.86%) LoadRunner
10 9 (12.86%) Web Services
10 9 (12.86%) IBM
10 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) Degree
11 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.00%) Wireshark
12 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.00%) ISEB
13 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.57%) VBScript
13 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
13 6 (8.57%) Retail
13 6 (8.57%) Manual Testing
13 6 (8.57%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (1.43%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.43%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Agresso
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.43%) Maximo
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.29%) SAN
3 2 (2.86%) FTP
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.29%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.86%) OLAP
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.86%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (12.86%) LoadRunner
2 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.71%) JIRA
4 3 (4.29%) Selenium
5 2 (2.86%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
5 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.86%) Hudson
5 2 (2.86%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.86%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.43%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.43%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.43%) RSpec
6 1 (1.43%) JBehave
6 1 (1.43%) Gradle
6 1 (1.43%) Trac
6 1 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Retail
4 5 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Web Services
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) EDI
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) XML
3 2 (2.86%) ODBC
4 1 (1.43%) Drools
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) Java EE
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) JSP
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.86%) PDA
2 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) UNIX
2 12 (17.14%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Manual Testing
4 6 (8.57%) System Testing
5 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.14%) ETL
6 4 (5.71%) CRM
6 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.71%) Scrum
6 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.29%) User Stories
7 3 (4.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Project Management
7 3 (4.29%) SOA
8 2 (2.86%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) Java
2 17 (24.29%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) VBScript
4 4 (5.71%) Perl
4 4 (5.71%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) VB
6 2 (2.86%) C
6 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
7 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) C++
7 1 (1.43%) VBA
7 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.00%) ISEB
5 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.71%) HNC
6 4 (5.71%) HND
6 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.43%) MOS
7 1 (1.43%) MCTS
7 1 (1.43%) MCITP
7 1 (1.43%) MCSE
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.43%) vSphere
1 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) HP
2 18 (25.71%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) IBM
4 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.86%) Citrix
5 2 (2.86%) Sybase
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Kronos
6 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.43%) Veritas
6 1 (1.43%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Dell
6 1 (1.43%) McAfee
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
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