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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 88 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 40 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 1.32% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.43% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 19
Average daily rate
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£303 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £232 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.93%
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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
2787 2454 2190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.52% 92.29% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1298 1080
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 64 54
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Edinburgh -3 15 £290 -3.33% 5
Glasgow -5 12 £303 -15.97% 3
West Lothian -3 6 - - 4
Renfrewshire -3 1 £110 -69.23%
Dundee - 1 £350 -
Stirling - 1 £433 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £360 -
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) Selenium
4 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) QA
5 15 (23.81%) Finance
6 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (19.05%) Scrum
8 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.87%) XML
9 9 (14.29%) Java
9 9 (14.29%) Maven
9 9 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 9 (14.29%) User Stories
10 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
10 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
10 8 (12.70%) BDD
10 8 (12.70%) Oracle
11 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.11%) ISEB
11 7 (11.11%) FitNesse
11 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
11 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.52%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.17%) Agresso
3 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.59%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Selenium
2 9 (14.29%) Maven
2 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) FitNesse
5 6 (9.52%) JIRA
6 5 (7.94%) Ant
6 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.35%) JUnit
7 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.17%) TestDirector
9 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.17%) Watij
10 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.59%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
10 1 (1.59%) JMeter
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) XML Schema
3 5 (7.94%) RESTful
3 5 (7.94%) .NET
3 5 (7.94%) JSON
4 4 (6.35%) HTML
4 4 (6.35%) ODBC
5 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 2 (3.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.59%) DOM
6 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.59%) JAXB
6 1 (1.59%) Spring
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) PDA
3 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) UNIX
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) AIX
3 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (19.05%) Scrum
4 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 9 (14.29%) User Stories
6 8 (12.70%) BDD
7 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.52%) TDD
8 6 (9.52%) SOA
9 5 (7.94%) Project Management
9 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.35%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (7.94%) Perl
3 5 (7.94%) XPath
4 4 (6.35%) C
5 3 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) ISEB
1 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) HND
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CEH
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) OSCP
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.17%) Twitter
5 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) Veritas
5 1 (1.59%) McAfee
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
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