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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 77 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 1.09% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.16% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 15
Median daily rate £388 £275 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
1639 2422 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.02% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1296 1475
Median daily rate £370 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 61
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +20 16 £400 +50.94% 1
West Lothian +1 7 - - 2
Glasgow -2 6 £331 +22.57% 2
Fife 0 4 £288 +74.24% 1
Stirling - 1 £305 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 44 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) Java
3 24 (32.88%) SQL
4 21 (28.77%) Selenium
5 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
6 15 (20.55%) HP
7 14 (19.18%) Python
7 14 (19.18%) Performance Testing
7 14 (19.18%) BDD
8 13 (17.81%) Windows
8 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.44%) QA
10 11 (15.07%) LoadRunner
10 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (13.70%) CRM
12 9 (12.33%) ISTQB
12 9 (12.33%) JIRA
12 9 (12.33%) Finance
12 9 (12.33%) J2EE
12 9 (12.33%) OpenView
12 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
13 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (10.96%) HP SiteScope
13 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Scrum
14 7 (9.59%) Active Directory

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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Endur
1 1 (1.37%) Findur
1 1 (1.37%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.37%) Minerva
1 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) IaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.37%) NAS
1 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) GIS
1 5 (6.85%) QGIS
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) Spatial Data
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.07%) LoadRunner
4 9 (12.33%) JIRA
5 5 (6.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.85%) StarTeam
6 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.74%) Protractor
9 1 (1.37%) JMeter
9 1 (1.37%) Maven
9 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.37%) Subversion
9 1 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.37%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) J2EE
2 5 (6.85%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.11%) PostGIS
3 3 (4.11%) WebGL
3 3 (4.11%) XML
4 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.74%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) Java EE
5 1 (1.37%) Middleware
5 1 (1.37%) Spring
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
3 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.85%) AIX
5 4 (5.48%) Unix
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) BDD
2 14 (19.18%) Performance Testing
3 10 (13.70%) CRM
4 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
4 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
5 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.96%) Scrum
5 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (9.59%) SOA
6 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Change Management
8 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) Java
2 24 (32.88%) SQL
3 14 (19.18%) Python
4 4 (5.48%) C
4 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Jython
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.85%) MCITP
2 5 (6.85%) MCSA
2 5 (6.85%) MCSE
2 5 (6.85%) MCTS
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) OpenView
2 8 (10.96%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (9.59%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.85%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.85%) Netcool
5 3 (4.11%) Ansible
6 1 (1.37%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) HP
2 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix
4 5 (6.85%) Intel Security
4 5 (6.85%) Veritas
5 2 (2.74%) BMC
5 2 (2.74%) Siebel
6 1 (1.37%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.37%) CA
6 1 (1.37%) Charles River
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.37%) Netezza
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) Talend