Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 141 148
Rank change year-on-year -23 +7 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 24 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.48% 0.92% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.10% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 17
Scotland median daily rate £338 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.45% -0.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £193 £233
90th Percentile £439 £336 £435
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +223.89% -
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £12.35
% change year-on-year -18.13% +223.89% -62.00%

System 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 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -24 13 £375 +25.00% 1
Glasgow -8 10 £338 +4.65% 1
East Ayrshire - 1 £225 -
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
4 7 (29.17%) IBM
4 7 (29.17%) HTML5
4 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
5 6 (25.00%) Vagrant
5 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (25.00%) Ansible
5 6 (25.00%) Docker
5 6 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 6 (25.00%) AMQP
5 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Puppet
5 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (25.00%) Redis
5 6 (25.00%) Riak

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) JBoss
1 6 (25.00%) Jetty
1 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) AMQP
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Couchbase
1 6 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (25.00%) Redis
1 6 (25.00%) Riak
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
1 6 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (12.50%) Appium
2 3 (12.50%) Gatling
2 3 (12.50%) JUnit
2 3 (12.50%) Protractor
2 3 (12.50%) TestNG
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) HR Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) HR Officer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) HTML5
3 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (25.00%) JMS
3 6 (25.00%) JPA
3 6 (25.00%) Kafka
3 6 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (25.00%) Spring
3 6 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) RequireJS
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
4 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 6 (25.00%) DSDM
5 6 (25.00%) Kanban
5 6 (25.00%) RUP
5 6 (25.00%) UML
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
8 3 (12.50%) API Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) BC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CEH
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Ansible
1 6 (25.00%) Cobbler
1 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) IBM
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Workday