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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 91 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 1.77% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.91% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 7
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£290 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
Tester
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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
2574 2252 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.46% 92.79% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1122 988
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 14 £290 -23.68% 3
Glasgow -15 7 £325 +9.79% 2
West Lothian +4 6 £375 +0.67% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £350 -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) SQL
3 18 (28.13%) Selenium
4 16 (25.00%) Java
5 15 (23.44%) Performance Testing
6 14 (21.88%) QA
6 14 (21.88%) Finance
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle
7 13 (20.31%) Linux
7 13 (20.31%) Scrum
8 11 (17.19%) UNIX
8 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
9 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (15.63%) XML
9 10 (15.63%) Perl
9 10 (15.63%) HP
9 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.06%) SOA
10 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
11 8 (12.50%) BDD
11 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 8 (12.50%) User Stories
11 8 (12.50%) ISEB
11 8 (12.50%) HTML
11 8 (12.50%) Maven
12 7 (10.94%) TDD
12 7 (10.94%) FitNesse
12 7 (10.94%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Agresso
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) HTTP
2 4 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.56%) BODI
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.50%) Maven
4 7 (10.94%) FitNesse
5 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (7.81%) Ant
5 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.25%) JIRA
6 4 (6.25%) Fiddler
7 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.69%) JMeter
7 3 (4.69%) JUnit
7 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (3.13%) WinRunner
8 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.13%) Watij
8 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) XML
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
3 7 (10.94%) .NET
3 7 (10.94%) Web Services
4 6 (9.38%) ODBC
4 6 (9.38%) XML Schema
5 5 (7.81%) JSON
5 5 (7.81%) RESTful
6 3 (4.69%) SOAP
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.56%) JAXB
7 1 (1.56%) Spring
7 1 (1.56%) JSF
7 1 (1.56%) Ajax
7 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.56%) jQuery
7 1 (1.56%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Open Source
3 1 (1.56%) Social Media
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) PDA
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Linux
2 11 (17.19%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) Performance Testing
3 13 (20.31%) Scrum
4 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (14.06%) SOA
7 8 (12.50%) BDD
7 8 (12.50%) User Stories
8 7 (10.94%) TDD
9 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.81%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (3.13%) Information Security
12 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) Perl
4 6 (9.38%) C
5 5 (7.81%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) XPath
6 3 (4.69%) C++
6 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) HND
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCTS
5 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 10 (15.63%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) IBM
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) Informatica
4 1 (1.56%) Veritas
4 1 (1.56%) Remedy
4 1 (1.56%) McAfee
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Paisley
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 16 days ago