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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 121 94 94
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 1.30% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 26
Median daily rate £308 £305 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £437 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +54.63%
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
2786 2864 2468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.15% 95.40% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1526 1325
Median daily rate £375 £370 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 97 71
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +8 14 £317 +3.93% 3
Edinburgh -15 10 £270 -12.19% 2
Renfrewshire -34 3 £265 +140.90%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 21 (32.81%) Software Testing
3 21 (32.81%) Oracle
4 20 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 19 (29.69%) SQL
6 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
7 17 (26.56%) Windows
8 16 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (23.44%) HP UFT
10 14 (21.88%) ISEB
10 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
11 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
11 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
11 13 (20.31%) JIRA
11 13 (20.31%) Scrum
12 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
13 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
13 11 (17.19%) Finance
13 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
13 11 (17.19%) Java
14 10 (15.63%) HP
15 9 (14.06%) Web Services
16 8 (12.50%) C#
16 8 (12.50%) Test Management
16 8 (12.50%) Selenium
16 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (7.81%) JBoss
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) WordPress
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.56%) CICS
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) HBase
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) HP UFT
2 13 (20.31%) JIRA
3 8 (12.50%) Selenium
4 6 (9.38%) TestDirector
4 6 (9.38%) WinRunner
5 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.13%) Firebug
6 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.56%) JBehave
7 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) Java EE
3 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (4.69%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.13%) RESTful
5 2 (3.13%) SOAP
6 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.56%) JSON
6 1 (1.56%) LAMP
6 1 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) PDA
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.38%) AIX
5 5 (7.81%) Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.69%) Unix
8 1 (1.56%) HPUX
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Software Testing
3 20 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.31%) Scrum
6 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Test Management
7 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.94%) BDD
8 7 (10.94%) CRM
8 7 (10.94%) User Stories
9 6 (9.38%) Change Management
9 6 (9.38%) Defect Management
9 6 (9.38%) Kanban
10 5 (7.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.81%) SOA
10 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) Java
3 8 (12.50%) C#
4 7 (10.94%) VB
5 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (34.38%) ISTQB
2 14 (21.88%) ISEB
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (9.38%) MCITP
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.81%) MCSA
6 5 (7.81%) MCSE
6 5 (7.81%) MCTS
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.81%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.81%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.81%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Oracle
2 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) Intel Security
4 5 (7.81%) Veritas
4 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Vermilion
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