The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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.

System Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 142 121
Rank change year-on-year +28 -21  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.092% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.52% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 10
Median daily rate £343 £308 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.05% -14.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £95 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £358 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1787 2510 2481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.43% 85.46% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1431 1282
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Scotland

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Scotland

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Scotland

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Scotland

System 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 System Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 1 £500 +57.82%
Glasgow +2 1 £185 -40.80%
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Use Case
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (11.11%) Gatling
7 1 (11.11%) Appium
7 1 (11.11%) API Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Protractor
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing

System 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
1 1 (11.11%) Gatling
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Protractor
1 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA