Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 74 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 40 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.28% 1.81% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.09% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 23
Glasgow median daily rate £320 £303 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +8.04% -20.00%
10th Percentile £215 £271 £176
90th Percentile £480 £332 £389
Scotland median daily rate £293 £300 £285
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £21.73 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 - £14.43

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 1,538 1,102 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 87.69% 86.84% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 583 622
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £215
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £379 £375
% change year-on-year +5.61% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 10
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £15.94 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% -27.55% -24.79%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.75 £36.93
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.05%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 19 (47.50%) ISTQB
2 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Windows
3 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.00%) Change Management
4 14 (35.00%) Finance
5 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
6 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
7 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
8 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (22.50%) Office 365
8 9 (22.50%) Smoke Testing
9 8 (20.00%) AIX
9 8 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (17.50%) Citrix
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.50%) PDA
10 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (17.50%) QA
10 7 (17.50%) Selenium
10 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Jenkins

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 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Domino
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Windchill
3 1 (2.50%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Office 365
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DHCP
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) Network Security
2 3 (7.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) OSPF
3 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.00%) WinRunner
3 5 (12.50%) JMeter
3 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
5 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.00%) GitLab
5 2 (5.00%) GoCD
5 2 (5.00%) Maven
5 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Test Leader
4 7 (17.50%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Domino Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Lotus Notes Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Design Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) PDA
2 6 (15.00%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) AIX
3 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.00%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.00%) Change Management
3 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Smoke Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (12.50%) CRM
7 5 (12.50%) Kanban
7 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Scrum
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) Usability Testing
8 4 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) OOP
8 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) ISTQB
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) ISEB
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MCTS
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP ALM
1 6 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 2 (5.00%) Graphite
3 2 (5.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.00%) Icinga
3 2 (5.00%) Packer
3 2 (5.00%) Terraform
4 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) HP
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix
5 6 (15.00%) McAfee
5 6 (15.00%) Veritas
6 5 (12.50%) Ivanti
6 5 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (5.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Telerik