Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 65 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +23
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 32 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.47% 1.87% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.27% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 21
Glasgow median daily rate £300 £280 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.81% -5.93%
10th Percentile £259 £174 £260
90th Percentile £456 £374 £350
Scotland median daily rate £285 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +3.73% -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £14.68 -

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 1112 926 1401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 85.67% 82.46% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 492 748
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £258 £220 £232
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 27
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -23.47% +52.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.65 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
% change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 23 (71.88%) Finance
2 20 (62.50%) Law
3 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
4 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (28.13%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Unix
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) Ansible
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.63%) QA
7 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
7 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
7 5 (15.63%) RESTful
7 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
7 5 (15.63%) Java
7 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.63%) Ant
7 5 (15.63%) JUnit
7 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
7 5 (15.63%) Middleware
7 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
7 5 (15.63%) Change Management
7 5 (15.63%) Perforce
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) Public Cloud
7 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC

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 (3.13%) IBM Domino
1 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.13%) JBoss
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (9.38%) LDAP
2 3 (9.38%) Network Security
2 3 (9.38%) OSPF
2 3 (9.38%) tcpdump
2 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
1 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Ant
2 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
2 5 (15.63%) JUnit
3 4 (12.50%) GoCD
3 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.38%) Selenium
4 3 (9.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (71.88%) Finance
2 20 (62.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Developer
1 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Angular Developer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
1 5 (15.63%) RESTful
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (9.38%) Apache CXF
3 3 (9.38%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.63%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) AIX
4 2 (6.25%) Tru64
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps
3 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Usability Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Korn
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNP
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CLAS
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 4 (12.50%) Graphite
2 4 (12.50%) HAProxy
2 4 (12.50%) Icinga
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Perforce
2 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) F5
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Progress
4 2 (6.25%) Telerik
5 1 (3.13%) Brocade
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat