Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 53 67
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 43 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.06% 2.91% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.36% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 17
Glasgow median daily rate £288 £305 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.74% +8.93% -31.71%
10th Percentile £215 £293 £218
90th Percentile £400 £318 £374
Scotland median daily rate £300 £303 £303
% change year-on-year -0.83% - -13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £21.73 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.43 £14.85 £14.18
% change year-on-year -9.60% +4.76% -4.55%

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 1,210 922 1,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.00% 86.41% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 487 582
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +4.37% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £206
90th Percentile £513 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 10
Glasgow median hourly rate £22.50 £17.32 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.91% -46.71% +30.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £13.57
90th Percentile £40.00 £44.50 £37.59
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.39 £33.71
% change year-on-year +20.76% -48.41% +27.81%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 27 (62.79%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
4 9 (20.93%) Change Management
4 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
4 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) Linux
5 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Office 365
6 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
6 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) VMware
6 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) SQL
7 6 (13.95%) AIX
7 6 (13.95%) Ansible
7 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
7 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (11.63%) DevOps
8 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
8 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
8 5 (11.63%) HP
8 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
9 4 (9.30%) PDA

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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.98%) IBM Domino
2 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.98%) Windchill
2 1 (2.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
1 4 (9.30%) Network Security
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 3 (6.98%) DHCP
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (4.65%) OSPF
3 2 (4.65%) tcpdump
3 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) GoCD
2 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.65%) GitLab
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Telerik Test Studio
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (62.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Lotus Notes Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Domino Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (9.30%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) BYOD
1 4 (9.30%) PDA
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.95%) AIX
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Change Management
2 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.63%) DevOps
5 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Document Management
7 3 (6.98%) ERP
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
1 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) CCNP
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
2 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.65%) Docker
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 4 (9.30%) Graphite
2 4 (9.30%) HAProxy
2 4 (9.30%) Icinga
3 3 (6.98%) HP ALM
3 3 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.65%) Packer
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
5 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) IBM
5 3 (6.98%) Lotus
5 3 (6.98%) McAfee
5 3 (6.98%) Veritas
6 2 (4.65%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) F5
6 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Telerik