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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 95 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 39 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 1.35% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.49% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 26
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£320 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -59.67%
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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
2794 2490 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 91.14% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1364 1140
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 70
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.35 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Glasgow -2 14 £288 +3.60%
Edinburgh -7 14 £335 +19.74% 5
West Lothian -7 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Fife -10 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £360 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £433 -
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.26%) SQL
3 22 (28.95%) Finance
4 21 (27.63%) Selenium
5 18 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (21.05%) Scrum
7 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
9 11 (14.47%) QA
9 11 (14.47%) ISEB
10 10 (13.16%) Java
10 10 (13.16%) XML
10 10 (13.16%) Banking
10 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
11 9 (11.84%) BDD
11 9 (11.84%) JIRA
11 9 (11.84%) Maven
12 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Content Management
13 7 (9.21%) Agile Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
13 7 (9.21%) Content Management
13 7 (9.21%) Oracle
13 7 (9.21%) SOA
14 6 (7.89%) Project Management
14 6 (7.89%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (6.58%) CMS
1 5 (6.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.95%) SAS
2 3 (3.95%) Drupal
2 3 (3.95%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.32%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 21 (27.63%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.84%) Maven
4 9 (11.84%) JIRA
5 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.26%) JUnit
7 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.63%) Watij
8 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.63%) Ant
8 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.32%) JMeter
9 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) XML
2 6 (7.89%) RESTful
3 5 (6.58%) Web Services
4 4 (5.26%) .NET
4 4 (5.26%) XML Schema
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 3 (3.95%) JSON
6 2 (2.63%) ODBC
7 1 (1.32%) jQuery
7 1 (1.32%) Ajax
7 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) JAXB
7 1 (1.32%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) W3C
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) PDA
5 1 (1.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) UNIX
2 3 (3.95%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (21.05%) Scrum
4 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.84%) BDD
6 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.21%) SOA
7 7 (9.21%) Content Management
7 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Content Management
7 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.21%) Agile Testing
8 6 (7.89%) User Stories
8 6 (7.89%) Automation Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Project Management
8 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Test Planning
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.58%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) XPath
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISEB
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) OSCP
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CEH
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) MCITP
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) HND
6 1 (1.32%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.95%) Adobe
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Twitter
6 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas
6 1 (1.32%) McAfee
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Netezza
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