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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 54 66
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.36% 2.42% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.98% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 8
Median daily rate £315 £290 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £200 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £370 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +9.23% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 550 570 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.08% 81.08% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 342 390
Median daily rate £376 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 21 (95.45%) Finance
2 19 (86.36%) Law
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) EMC
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (31.82%) Unix
4 7 (31.82%) AIX
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Ansible
6 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 4 (18.18%) yum
8 3 (13.64%) F5
8 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.64%) Tru64
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco
8 3 (13.64%) IBM
9 2 (9.09%) Python
9 2 (9.09%) LAN
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
9 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 2 (9.09%) Dell

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) GitLab
1 1 (4.55%) GoCD
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (95.45%) Finance
2 19 (86.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) AIX Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Designer
2 2 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) DBA
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
3 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
2 7 (31.82%) Unix
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Tru64
5 1 (4.55%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Coaching
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps
3 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) System Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Korn
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (22.73%) Ansible
3 4 (18.18%) yum
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (4.55%) Graphite
4 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.55%) Icinga
4 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) EMC
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) F5
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft