Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy 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.

Test Strategy
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 77 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.69% 0.80% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.97% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 25
Glasgow median daily rate £250 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.48% +10.71% -
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -

Test Strategy 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%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 6 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SOAP
1 6 (66.67%) XML
1 6 (66.67%) XSLT
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture

Test Strategy
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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) MiFID Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) SOAP
1 6 (66.67%) XML
1 6 (66.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) EMIR
1 1 (11.11%) FATCA
1 1 (11.11%) MiFID
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft