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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 118 119
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £281 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £460 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

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 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Glasgow -3 4 £313 - 1
Edinburgh +14 2 £263 -30.00%
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
3 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
4 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
4 5 (29.41%) Change Control
4 5 (29.41%) Secure Coding
4 5 (29.41%) VB
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) WinForms
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing

System Testing
Top Related 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 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Senior Software Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
1 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
1 5 (29.41%) WinForms
2 1 (5.88%) EJB
2 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) Struts
2 1 (5.88%) Struts2
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Change Control
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Secure Coding
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
7 2 (11.76%) ETL
7 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) VB
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) IISP
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle