Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 66 81
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.31% 1.79% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.88% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 14
Glasgow median daily rate £300 £300 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.61% +25.98%
10th Percentile £255 £185 £265
90th Percentile £393 £401 £400
Scotland median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1259 1063 1624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 95.08% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 568 842
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £500 £471 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 28
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £13.38 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.48% -63.20% +120.33%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £41.35 £60.25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Glasgow over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 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 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (29.41%) User Stories
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Big Data
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 4 (23.53%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (23.53%) SaaS
7 4 (23.53%) Sitecore
7 4 (23.53%) Umbraco
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Prototyping
7 4 (23.53%) User Experience
7 4 (23.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (23.53%) IaaS
8 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (17.65%) API Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) JSON

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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) IaaS
1 4 (23.53%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JSON
1 3 (17.65%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) User Stories
7 4 (23.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Prototyping
7 4 (23.53%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (17.65%) API Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Migration
9 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Sitecore