The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 59 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.80% 1.85% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.97% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Median daily rate £310 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £400 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 629 659 865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.59% 94.01% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 379 452
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 24
Median hourly rate £15.75 £9.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.73% -73.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £13.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) RESTful
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) API Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (11.11%) Data Management
6 2 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) BrowserStack
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) Appium
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) TestRail
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 3 (16.67%) JSON
1 3 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Swagger
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) API Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Data Management
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) SAP