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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 89 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 1.50% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.58% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 14
Median daily rate £300 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £252 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £309
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +62.50%
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
2054 3042 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.35% 95.06% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1588 1412
Median daily rate £354 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 13 £300 -7.69% 6
Edinburgh +12 7 £305 -23.75% 3
Renfrewshire -23 4 £250 - 3
Dundee 0 3 £100 - 2
Stirling - 2 - - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 21 (32.81%) ISTQB
3 18 (28.13%) Oracle
3 18 (28.13%) ISEB
4 17 (26.56%) HP
4 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
4 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.00%) Windows
5 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 14 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
7 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Java
8 12 (18.75%) Selenium
9 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
9 11 (17.19%) HP UFT
10 10 (15.63%) JIRA
11 9 (14.06%) QA
11 9 (14.06%) LoadRunner
11 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
11 9 (14.06%) VB
11 9 (14.06%) C#
12 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 8 (12.50%) CRM
12 8 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.56%) Endur
2 1 (1.56%) Findur
2 1 (1.56%) Minerva
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.25%) GIS
2 4 (6.25%) QGIS
2 4 (6.25%) Spatial Data
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Selenium
2 11 (17.19%) HP UFT
3 10 (15.63%) JIRA
4 9 (14.06%) LoadRunner
5 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
8 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (6.25%) LoadUI
9 4 (6.25%) NeoLoad
9 4 (6.25%) StarTeam
10 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.56%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
1 6 (9.38%) Games
2 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
1 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
1 7 (10.94%) HTML
2 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.81%) WebGL
4 4 (6.25%) PostGIS
4 4 (6.25%) XML
5 3 (4.69%) Java EE
6 2 (3.13%) Web Services
7 1 (1.56%) JMS
7 1 (1.56%) Middleware
7 1 (1.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Clustering
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.13%) EPoS
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) PDA
5 1 (1.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.38%) Android
4 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.81%) AIX
5 5 (7.81%) Unix
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
4 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
6 8 (12.50%) CRM
7 7 (10.94%) BDD
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Test Management
9 5 (7.81%) Change Management
9 5 (7.81%) Scrum
9 5 (7.81%) Validation
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 9 (14.06%) C#
3 9 (14.06%) VB
4 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.81%) C
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Jython
7 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) ISTQB
2 18 (28.13%) ISEB
3 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (9.38%) MCITP
6 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (7.81%) MCSA
7 5 (7.81%) MCSE
7 5 (7.81%) MCTS
8 4 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) SRDF
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.81%) Ansible
2 5 (7.81%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.81%) Netcool
3 2 (3.13%) TADDM
3 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.56%) OpenView
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Oracle
2 17 (26.56%) HP
2 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Citrix
3 5 (7.81%) Intel Security
3 5 (7.81%) Veritas
4 3 (4.69%) Siebel
5 2 (3.13%) BMC
5 2 (3.13%) EMC
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.56%) CA
6 1 (1.56%) Charles River
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Talend
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
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