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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 93 82 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.51% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.63% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 7
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£350 £335 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £403 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +51.21%
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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
2631 2327 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.07% 92.49% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1159 1096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 84 97
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 -15 16 £375 +2.73% 2
Glasgow -3 11 £274 +14.16% 2
West Lothian +14 5 £380 +8.41% 1
Fife +4 2 £180 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (31.34%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.37%) Oracle
4 15 (22.39%) UNIX
4 15 (22.39%) HP
5 13 (19.40%) Finance
5 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
5 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
6 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.93%) QA
7 10 (14.93%) Linux
7 10 (14.93%) Performance Testing
7 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Degree
9 8 (11.94%) Selenium
9 8 (11.94%) Banking
9 8 (11.94%) Perl
9 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.45%) Cucumber
10 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
10 7 (10.45%) Web Services
10 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (8.96%) Retail
11 6 (8.96%) LoadRunner
11 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
11 6 (8.96%) ISEB
11 6 (8.96%) SOA
11 6 (8.96%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.99%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.99%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (2.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.48%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.48%) Big Data
1 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.49%) BODI
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Selenium
2 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (10.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.96%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.97%) Fiddler
5 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
6 2 (2.99%) Ant
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.49%) JProfiler
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) SOAP
4 3 (4.48%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) ODBC
5 2 (2.99%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.99%) JSON
5 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 1 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) JSF
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Social Media
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) UNIX
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
3 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.93%) Performance Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.96%) SOA
6 6 (8.96%) System Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.46%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) BDD
8 4 (5.97%) User Stories
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.48%) Test Planning
9 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.48%) TDD
9 3 (4.48%) Security Testing
9 3 (4.48%) CRM
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) Perl
4 6 (8.96%) C#
5 5 (7.46%) VBScript
5 5 (7.46%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) VB
7 3 (4.48%) C++
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
8 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) XPath
8 2 (2.99%) C
9 1 (1.49%) JCL
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.94%) Degree
3 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) ISEB
5 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.97%) HNC
6 4 (5.97%) HND
6 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Oracle
2 15 (22.39%) HP
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
5 2 (2.99%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) Sybase
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
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