Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Agile Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 - 194
Rank change year-on-year - +194 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.21% - 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Scotland median daily rate £350 - £335
10th Percentile £318 - £302
90th Percentile £397 - £378
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - £36.00

Agile 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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,677 4,102 4,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.85% 85.32% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,310 2,398
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in Scotland

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Testing in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in Scotland

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 6 £350 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Agile Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) JIRA
3 9 (81.82%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) OOP
4 6 (54.55%) OO
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) System Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Usability Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Kanban
4 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
4 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) User Stories
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
3 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) Toad
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Automation Tester
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Automation Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Kanban
4 6 (54.55%) OO
4 6 (54.55%) OOP
4 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (54.55%) System Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Usability Testing
4 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Time Management
5 4 (36.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 1 (9.09%) HP