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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 97 80 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.38% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.48% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 13
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£292 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.79% +18.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £410 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £13.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
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 £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -4 13 £260 -33.88% 2
Glasgow -8 12 £289 +15.60% 1
Fife +3 3 £180 -50.34% 1
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (34.92%) Java
2 16 (25.40%) HP
3 15 (23.81%) SQL
3 15 (23.81%) UNIX
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.63%) Oracle
6 12 (19.05%) Finance
6 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (17.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (15.87%) Linux
8 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.29%) Banking
10 7 (11.11%) System Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.11%) Perl
10 7 (11.11%) VBScript
10 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 6 (9.52%) LoadRunner
11 6 (9.52%) ISEB
11 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
11 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.52%) Degree
11 6 (9.52%) Retail
11 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
12 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.17%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.17%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.59%) Maximo
3 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.17%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
4 3 (4.76%) JIRA
5 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.59%) JUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) Java EE
3 1 (1.59%) Drools
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) JSP
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) ODBC
3 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Social Media
3 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) UNIX
2 10 (15.87%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.11%) System Testing
7 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.76%) BDD
10 3 (4.76%) Project Management
10 3 (4.76%) Scrum
10 3 (4.76%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.76%) User Stories
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.17%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
2 15 (23.81%) SQL
3 7 (11.11%) Perl
3 7 (11.11%) VBScript
4 4 (6.35%) VB
4 4 (6.35%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) C++
5 2 (3.17%) PHP
5 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.17%) Ruby
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) ISEB
3 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.35%) HNC
5 4 (6.35%) HND
6 1 (1.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) HP
2 13 (20.63%) Oracle
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) Cognos
6 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.59%) Kronos
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) Sybase
6 1 (1.59%) JBoss
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 26 days ago