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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 107 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.26% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.32% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
Median daily rate £300 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £226 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
2435 3026 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.83% 95.22% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1526 1347
Median daily rate £350 £352 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 73 62
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.98 £40.38 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +4 10 £350 +18.14%
Edinburgh -9 8 £180 -52.78% 1
Dundee +1 3 £105 -
Fife +5 1 - -
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Angus - 1 £95 -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (38.60%) ISTQB
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 18 (31.58%) Oracle
3 17 (29.82%) ISEB
3 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
4 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
4 16 (28.07%) JIRA
5 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
6 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
6 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Windows
6 13 (22.81%) HP UFT
7 12 (21.05%) HP
8 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
8 11 (19.30%) QA
8 11 (19.30%) Functional Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Java
10 9 (15.79%) Selenium
10 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
11 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.04%) C#
11 8 (14.04%) VB
11 8 (14.04%) CRM
11 8 (14.04%) User Stories
12 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
12 7 (12.28%) Gherkin

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 (7.02%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.02%) GIS
2 4 (7.02%) QGIS
2 4 (7.02%) Spatial Data
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) JIRA
2 13 (22.81%) HP UFT
3 9 (15.79%) Selenium
4 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
5 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
8 4 (7.02%) TestDirector
9 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.26%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
1 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
1 7 (12.28%) Gherkin
1 7 (12.28%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) Java EE
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) PostGIS
3 4 (7.02%) WebGL
4 1 (1.75%) JMS
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) PDA
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 5 (8.77%) Android
4 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.26%) AIX
5 3 (5.26%) Unix
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
3 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
4 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Functional Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.04%) CRM
7 8 (14.04%) User Stories
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Kanban
10 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Validation
11 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Data Validation
11 4 (7.02%) SOA
11 4 (7.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) C#
3 8 (14.04%) VB
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) ISTQB
2 17 (29.82%) ISEB
3 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
4 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (7.02%) Degree
7 4 (7.02%) MCITP
7 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.26%) MCSA
8 3 (5.26%) MCSE
8 3 (5.26%) MCTS
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (8.77%) Ansible
3 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Oracle
2 12 (21.05%) HP
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 3 (5.26%) Veritas
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) SAP