The median contractor rate for a Tester was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.76% 1.37% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.48% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £275 £240 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £224 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £305 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 540 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 93.94% 92.62% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 303 474
Median daily rate £358 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £32.50 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Glasgow

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Glasgow

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Glasgow

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Siebel
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) OpenView
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing

Tester Skill Set
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 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Siebel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore