Period
to 22 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Software Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 135 89
Rank change year-on-year +36 -46 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 111 43 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.02% 0.99% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.17% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 21 69
Scotland median daily rate £290 £283 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.07% -5.88%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £214
90th Percentile £450 £438 £344
UK median daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +9.22% +4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate £32.37 - £14.50
10th Percentile £22.61 - £13.31
90th Percentile £41.01 - £14.92
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +23.33% +7.14%

Software 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 4,806 3,660 4,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.33% 84.41% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 2,096 2,616
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.07% -0.07%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £234
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 102
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +9.05%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Testing in Scotland

Software 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 Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 August 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
Renfrewshire -2 41 £283 +13.00%
Glasgow -8 32 £321 +6.20% 3
Edinburgh -14 27 £375 +32.51% 5
Fife +2 6 £338 -62.60%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 71 (63.96%) Test Automation
2 65 (58.56%) ISTQB
3 61 (54.95%) Test Scripting
4 59 (53.15%) Windows
5 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
6 57 (51.35%) Change Management
7 55 (49.55%) SQL
8 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
9 49 (44.14%) SC Cleared
9 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
10 48 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (43.24%) Windows 7
10 48 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (42.34%) VMware
11 47 (42.34%) Hyper-V
11 47 (42.34%) VMware ESXi
12 46 (41.44%) PDA
13 45 (40.54%) Citrix
13 45 (40.54%) AIX
14 44 (39.64%) WinRunner
14 44 (39.64%) HP UFT
14 44 (39.64%) Veritas
14 44 (39.64%) McAfee
14 44 (39.64%) Clustering
15 43 (38.74%) HP
15 43 (38.74%) McAfee ePO
16 42 (37.84%) HP ALM
17 41 (36.94%) Office 365
17 41 (36.94%) DHCP
17 41 (36.94%) DNS

Software 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 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.90%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.90%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) Windchill
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) Mingle
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 41 (36.94%) Office 365
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.80%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (36.94%) DHCP
1 41 (36.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.90%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) MPLS
2 1 (0.90%) Network Security
2 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (39.64%) HP UFT
1 44 (39.64%) WinRunner
2 16 (14.41%) Selenium
3 9 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.21%) JIRA
4 8 (7.21%) TestDirector
5 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.50%) JMeter
7 5 (4.50%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.80%) TestRail
9 1 (0.90%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.90%) Gatling
9 1 (0.90%) GitLab
9 1 (0.90%) GoCD
9 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (39.64%) Analyst
2 41 (36.94%) Test Analyst
3 22 (19.82%) Test Leader
4 17 (15.32%) Tester
5 13 (11.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 12 (10.81%) Test Engineer
7 11 (9.91%) Automation Tester
7 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 9 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Performance Test Leader
9 5 (4.50%) Software Verification Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Verification Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support
11 3 (2.70%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Test Manager
12 2 (1.80%) Automation Test Analyst
12 2 (1.80%) Business Test Analyst
12 2 (1.80%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) .NET
2 5 (4.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.70%) Middleware
3 3 (2.70%) Node.js
3 3 (2.70%) Web Services
4 2 (1.80%) CSS
4 2 (1.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.90%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.90%) Java SE
5 1 (0.90%) JAXB
5 1 (0.90%) JSP
5 1 (0.90%) MyBatis
5 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (41.44%) PDA
2 44 (39.64%) Clustering
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 48 (43.24%) Windows 7
2 48 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 48 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (40.54%) AIX
4 11 (9.91%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.21%) Linux
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.90%) Unix
7 1 (0.90%) VMS
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (63.96%) Test Automation
2 61 (54.95%) Test Scripting
3 57 (51.35%) Change Management
4 40 (36.04%) Smoke Testing
5 35 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (17.12%) SDLC
7 17 (15.32%) BDD
7 17 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 8 (7.21%) Scrum
9 8 (7.21%) TDD
9 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.31%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Time Management
11 6 (5.41%) Kanban
11 6 (5.41%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.41%) OO
11 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (49.55%) SQL
2 9 (8.11%) Python
3 7 (6.31%) C#
4 6 (5.41%) Java
5 5 (4.50%) Perl
5 5 (4.50%) Ruby
6 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 65 (58.56%) ISTQB
2 49 (44.14%) SC Cleared
2 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (7.21%) ISEB
5 7 (6.31%) MCITP
5 7 (6.31%) MCSA
5 7 (6.31%) MCSE
5 7 (6.31%) MCTS
5 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.80%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.02%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 47 (42.34%) Hyper-V
2 47 (42.34%) VMware ESXi
3 38 (34.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (38.74%) McAfee ePO
2 42 (37.84%) HP ALM
3 8 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (5.41%) Netcool
5 3 (2.70%) Rancher
6 2 (1.80%) Ansible
7 1 (0.90%) Graphite
7 1 (0.90%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.90%) Icinga
7 1 (0.90%) Packer
7 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
2 47 (42.34%) VMware
3 45 (40.54%) Citrix
4 44 (39.64%) McAfee
4 44 (39.64%) Veritas
5 43 (38.74%) HP
6 37 (33.33%) Ivanti
7 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.90%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.90%) Charles River
8 1 (0.90%) IBM
8 1 (0.90%) Lotus
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle
8 1 (0.90%) Talend
8 1 (0.90%) Telerik