Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 99 101
Rank change year-on-year -50 +2 -38
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 37 80 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 1.68% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.95% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 30
Scotland median daily rate £325 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -11.29%
10th Percentile £269 £258 £175
90th Percentile £464 £415 £338
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £31.75 £13.43 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.50% -9.60% -
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.47% +1.25% +37.93%

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 4,158 4,104 3,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.72% 86.13% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,284 2,375 1,857
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £246
90th Percentile £563 £547 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 90 105
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.24 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.36 £38.67 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -8 13 £400 +40.23% 10
Renfrewshire -4 7 £280 -
Glasgow -51 7 £350 -12.50% 6
West Lothian - 4 - - 1
Fife +4 2 - - 2
Highlands - 2 - -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 21 (56.76%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
4 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) QA
6 9 (24.32%) SDLC
7 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 8 (21.62%) Selenium
7 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
7 8 (21.62%) Change Management
7 8 (21.62%) Java
7 8 (21.62%) Windows
8 7 (18.92%) AIX
8 7 (18.92%) HTML
8 7 (18.92%) C#
8 7 (18.92%) DHCP
8 7 (18.92%) Veritas
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (18.92%) WinRunner
8 7 (18.92%) McAfee
8 7 (18.92%) DNS
8 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
8 7 (18.92%) HP
8 7 (18.92%) Citrix
8 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (8.11%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) BrowserStack
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DHCP
1 7 (18.92%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) WinRunner
3 6 (16.22%) JIRA
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.11%) JMeter
5 3 (8.11%) Protractor
5 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.11%) TestRail
6 2 (5.41%) Gatling
6 2 (5.41%) JUnit
6 2 (5.41%) NeoLoad
6 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.41%) Subversion
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (2.70%) Gradle
7 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.70%) Liquibase
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Data Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) Web Services
3 4 (10.81%) CSS
3 4 (10.81%) SOAP
4 3 (8.11%) Middleware
5 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) Apache CXF
5 2 (5.41%) Java SE
5 2 (5.41%) JAXB
5 2 (5.41%) MyBatis
5 2 (5.41%) Spring
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.70%) JSP
6 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Clustering
1 7 (18.92%) PDA
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) AIX
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (24.32%) SDLC
5 8 (21.62%) Change Management
5 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Management
7 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.81%) Release Management
8 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.11%) ETL
9 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) Python
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) Java 8
6 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) ISEB
6 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.41%) GAMP
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 13485
2 2 (5.41%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
1 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
1 7 (18.92%) Virtual Desktop
1 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP ALM
1 7 (18.92%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Kibana
2 1 (2.70%) logstash
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Citrix
2 7 (18.92%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) Ivanti
2 7 (18.92%) McAfee
2 7 (18.92%) Veritas
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) CA
3 2 (5.41%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.41%) Talend
4 1 (2.70%) Charles River
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) RedGate