Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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.

Software Tester
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 177 170
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.19% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.20% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Scotland median daily rate - £300 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -17.65%
UK median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £14.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -64.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,511 4,554 3,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,661 2,078
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £224
90th Percentile £562 £538 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 134
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.54
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Scotland

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Scotland

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Scotland