Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 153 168
Rank change year-on-year +56 +15 -52
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 30 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 20
Median daily rate £500 £425 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +16.04% +4.64%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £229
90th Percentile £588 £573 £448
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.73
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -15.79%

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 1,822 3,925 4,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.04% 85.10% 87.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 2,180 2,887
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £221 £259 £260
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 101 94
Median hourly rate £24.75 £23.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +35.06% -39.48%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.17 £10.62
90th Percentile £45.30 £44.00 £52.63
Median hourly rate £31.61 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +26.44% +16.28% -14.00%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Scotland.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +26 10 £550 +25.71% 1
Glasgow +42 7 £450 +10.77% 2
Dundee +2 5 £300 +20.00%
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (43.48%) Functional Testing
3 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) Public Sector
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
7 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
7 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) API Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Confluence
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum

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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.70%) Hudson
5 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Gatling
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) Postman
6 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Head of Test
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (43.48%) Functional Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (17.39%) Test Management
6 3 (13.04%) API Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Veracode