Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 156 205
Rank change year-on-year -31 +49 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Scotland median daily rate £293 £280 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.46% -7.44% +21.00%
10th Percentile £265 £129 £253
90th Percentile £330 £326 £364
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +226.92% -69.77% +32.31%

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 4,989 3,481 5,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.27% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,952 2,020 2,823
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 93 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -44.76% +67.21%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £46.98 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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

Software Tester
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 Software Tester within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Edinburgh -22 4 £325 +7.44% 1
Dundee -8 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £260 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Xbox
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) API Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) WebGL
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (16.67%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) API Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery Management
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft