Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 18 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.

Test Strategy
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 143 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 -60 +47
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 42 41 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 0.94% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.12% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 57
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £281
90th Percentile £432 £578 £535
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +18.67% +4.17%

Test Strategy 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 4184 3661 5108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.05% 83.60% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 2139 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £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%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
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 Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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 -7 21 £400 +19.98% 3
West Lothian +2 10 £415 -2.35%
Glasgow -6 9 £250 -35.48% 3
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 11 (26.19%) Java
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
2 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Test Management
3 9 (21.43%) Finance
4 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) QA
4 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Release Management
5 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 6 (14.29%) OpenView
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) C++
6 6 (14.29%) J2EE
6 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (14.29%) XML
6 6 (14.29%) XSLT
6 6 (14.29%) ITIL
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) SOAP
6 6 (14.29%) CRM

Test Strategy
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 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.14%) GitHub
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
2 2 (4.76%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.38%) AdWords
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.90%) Appium
3 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.14%) Gatling
5 3 (7.14%) GitLab
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) JUnit
5 3 (7.14%) Mockito
5 3 (7.14%) Protractor
5 3 (7.14%) Selenium
5 3 (7.14%) TestNG
5 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) UAT Manager
7 3 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) J2EE
1 6 (14.29%) SOAP
1 6 (14.29%) XML
1 6 (14.29%) XSLT
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) RESTful
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (4.76%) LESS
3 2 (4.76%) OAuth2
3 2 (4.76%) React
3 2 (4.76%) Sass
3 2 (4.76%) SignalR
3 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Blog
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
1 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Test Management
4 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Release Management
5 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 6 (14.29%) Use Case
6 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) ES6
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) MCSD
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) FATCA
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) EMIR
3 1 (2.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (14.29%) OpenView
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) CA
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com