Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 69 69
Rank change year-on-year -26 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.20% 2.18% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.46% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 21
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £280 £261 £175
90th Percentile £550 £463 £400
Scotland median daily rate £300 £283 £278
% change year-on-year +6.01% +1.98% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 - £14.50

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,496 1,178 1,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 89.58% 88.37% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 618 567
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £252 £263 £214
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 18
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.25 £24.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +57.38% -43.16%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.23 £34.20 £43.83
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Glasgow

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Glasgow

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Glasgow over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Glasgow

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) JMeter
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) QA
6 7 (35.00%) SDLC
7 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 6 (30.00%) Change Management
8 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Time Management
8 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (25.00%) CRM
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (20.00%) User Stories
9 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (20.00%) C#
9 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) ISEB
9 4 (20.00%) Usability Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JMeter
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) WinRunner
6 2 (10.00%) Gatling
6 2 (10.00%) NeoLoad
7 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.00%) JBehave
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.00%) Telerik Test Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Test Leader
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) PDA
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) AIX
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) Change Management
5 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (25.00%) CRM
6 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) Time Management
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 4 (20.00%) User Stories
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (15.00%) McAfee
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Talend
5 1 (5.00%) Telerik