Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 61 49
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 39 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.40% 1.92% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 2.28% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 24
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £195 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.13% -33.90% -28.05%
10th Percentile £259 £173 £233
90th Percentile £450 £296 £354
Scotland median daily rate £316 £275 £310
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.29% -12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.43 £14.85 -
% change year-on-year -9.60% - -

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 989 876 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.15% 84.15% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 447 656
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £213
90th Percentile £506 £463 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 12
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.45% +65.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £34.00 £47.88 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £22.75 £23.35
% change year-on-year -4.40% -2.57% +12.53%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, 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 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Law
3 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 9 (23.08%) DevOps
6 6 (15.38%) Ansible
6 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (15.38%) SDLC
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.38%) Unix
6 6 (15.38%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) Perforce
7 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 5 (12.82%) Java
7 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) Ant
7 5 (12.82%) JUnit
7 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
7 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
7 5 (12.82%) RESTful
7 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
7 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
7 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
8 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (10.26%) HAProxy
8 4 (10.26%) Icinga

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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
1 4 (10.26%) Network Security
1 4 (10.26%) OSPF
1 4 (10.26%) tcpdump
1 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.13%) Skype
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.82%) Ant
2 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
2 5 (12.82%) JUnit
3 4 (10.26%) GoCD
3 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (5.13%) Selenium
General
1 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Analyst
1 5 (12.82%) Developer
1 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Consultant
2 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) UI Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.13%) Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.82%) RESTful
2 4 (10.26%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) Apache CXF
3 3 (7.69%) LDAP
3 3 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) AIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) DevOps
3 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.38%) Scrum
3 6 (15.38%) SDLC
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.26%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (10.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (10.26%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.26%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Usability Testing
6 3 (7.69%) User Stories
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Java
1 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CCNP
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) CLAS
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) Graphite
2 4 (10.26%) HAProxy
2 4 (10.26%) Icinga
3 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Perforce
2 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) F5
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Progress
4 2 (5.13%) Telerik
5 1 (2.56%) Brocade
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat