The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 125 101
Rank change year-on-year +47 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 0.97% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.04% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 18
Median daily rate £310 £308 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +0.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £101 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Scotland

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Scotland

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Scotland

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Scotland

Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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 +19 14 £310 +19.23% 2
Glasgow +3 12 £310 -11.42% 3
West Lothian +2 4 £415 -
Fife +3 2 £225 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 35 (53.03%) Test Automation
2 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.33%) Selenium
4 20 (30.30%) Java
5 15 (22.73%) SQL
6 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
7 11 (16.67%) BDD
7 11 (16.67%) HP
7 11 (16.67%) Finance
8 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
9 9 (13.64%) QA
9 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
9 9 (13.64%) J2EE
9 9 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (12.12%) SOA
10 8 (12.12%) CRM
10 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.61%) WebDriver
11 7 (10.61%) JIRA
11 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
11 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
11 7 (10.61%) Python
11 7 (10.61%) OpenView
11 7 (10.61%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Defect Management
12 6 (9.09%) Performance Engineering

Tester Skill Set
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 (1.52%) Confluence
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.61%) JIRA
3 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
3 7 (10.61%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.55%) Maven
5 3 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.03%) Subversion
6 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.52%) Appium
7 1 (1.52%) jMock
7 1 (1.52%) Mockito
7 1 (1.52%) TestRail
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) J2EE
2 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.55%) JSON
3 3 (4.55%) RESTful
3 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) Node.js
4 2 (3.03%) Spring
5 1 (1.52%) .NET
5 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.52%) Swagger
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (1.52%) WebGL
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Android
2 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Test Automation
2 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.67%) BDD
4 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (12.12%) CRM
6 8 (12.12%) SOA
6 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 6 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Scrum
9 5 (7.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) SQL
3 7 (10.61%) Python
4 5 (7.58%) C#
5 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (10.61%) OpenView
2 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) Netezza
4 1 (1.52%) Informatica
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Splunk