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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 88 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.43% 1.20% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.29% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 11
Average daily rate £358 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 19 £300 +7.14% 2
Glasgow +13 10 £360 +16.12% 2
Renfrewshire -6 3 £358 -5.42%
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (40.22%) Performance Testing
2 32 (34.78%) Oracle
3 28 (30.43%) LoadRunner
4 26 (28.26%) UNIX
5 24 (26.09%) SQL
5 24 (26.09%) Java
5 24 (26.09%) HP
6 23 (25.00%) Finance
7 21 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (20.65%) ISEB
9 17 (18.48%) SOA
10 15 (16.30%) Linux
11 14 (15.22%) C
12 13 (14.13%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.87%) Web Services
13 10 (10.87%) Siebel
14 9 (9.78%) TDD
14 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
14 9 (9.78%) Selenium
14 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
14 9 (9.78%) Test Management
14 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
15 8 (8.70%) System Testing
15 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.70%) Project Management
15 8 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
15 8 (8.70%) IBM
15 8 (8.70%) Oracle Reports

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.09%) CICS
2 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (5.43%) Agresso
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.09%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.35%) HTTP
3 3 (3.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.43%) Star Schema
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) OLAP
4 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.26%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.17%) MySQL
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) LoadRunner
2 9 (9.78%) Selenium
3 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.43%) Maven
4 5 (5.43%) FitNesse
4 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.26%) Ant
6 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
6 3 (3.26%) JIRA
6 3 (3.26%) Subversion
6 3 (3.26%) Fiddler
6 3 (3.26%) JBehave
6 3 (3.26%) Hudson
7 2 (2.17%) Gradle
7 2 (2.17%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (2.17%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (2.17%) RSpec
7 2 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) Web Services
2 7 (7.61%) HTML
3 4 (4.35%) XML
3 4 (4.35%) ODBC
4 2 (2.17%) Java EE
4 2 (2.17%) EDI
4 2 (2.17%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.09%) CSS
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) J2EE
5 1 (1.09%) JSON
5 1 (1.09%) Drools
5 1 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Open Source
3 2 (2.17%) PDA
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) UNIX
2 15 (16.30%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) AIX
5 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Performance Testing
2 17 (18.48%) SOA
3 13 (14.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (9.78%) TDD
4 9 (9.78%) Test Management
4 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
5 8 (8.70%) System Testing
5 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.70%) Project Management
6 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.43%) Software Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
7 5 (5.43%) Regression Testing
7 5 (5.43%) User Stories
8 4 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.35%) Manual Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (4.35%) ETL
9 3 (3.26%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) SQL
1 24 (26.09%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) C
3 4 (4.35%) Perl
4 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.26%) C++
4 3 (3.26%) Python
5 2 (2.17%) Groovy
5 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) ISEB
2 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) MCSE
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCTS
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) Netcool
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (34.78%) Oracle
2 24 (26.09%) HP
3 10 (10.87%) Siebel
4 8 (8.70%) IBM
5 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.26%) VMware
7 2 (2.17%) Citrix
7 2 (2.17%) JBoss
8 1 (1.09%) Sybase
8 1 (1.09%) McAfee
8 1 (1.09%) Veritas
8 1 (1.09%) Cognos
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