The median contractor rate for a Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 69 108 89
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.93% 1.01% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 20
Median daily rate £388 £301 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.95% +3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 1617 2446 2676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.77% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1339 1470
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Edinburgh +22 14 £410 +37.81% 3
West Lothian +4 6 - - 1
Glasgow +2 6 £275 -8.48% 1
Fife +2 4 £313 +89.39% 2
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £305 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Java
3 19 (29.69%) SQL
4 18 (28.13%) Selenium
4 18 (28.13%) Cucumber
5 14 (21.88%) BDD
6 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
6 13 (20.31%) QA
6 13 (20.31%) Python
7 11 (17.19%) HP
7 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
8 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
8 10 (15.63%) CRM
9 9 (14.06%) J2EE
9 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
10 8 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 8 (12.50%) JIRA
10 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 8 (12.50%) Windows
10 8 (12.50%) OpenView
10 8 (12.50%) Finance
11 7 (10.94%) Scrum
11 7 (10.94%) SOA
11 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy

Tester Skill Set
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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) GIS
1 5 (7.81%) QGIS
2 3 (4.69%) Spatial Data
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Cucumber
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
3 8 (12.50%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.13%) Protractor
7 2 (3.13%) StarTeam
7 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) Maven
8 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Marketing
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) J2EE
2 5 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.69%) PostGIS
3 3 (4.69%) WebGL
4 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.13%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) Java EE
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Android
2 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.69%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) AIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) BDD
3 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
4 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.63%) CRM
6 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 7 (10.94%) SOA
8 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
11 4 (6.25%) Agile Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Test Management
11 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Java
2 19 (29.69%) SQL
3 13 (20.31%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) Perl
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) MCITP
4 2 (3.13%) MCSA
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
4 2 (3.13%) MCTS
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.56%) XenApp
2 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
1 8 (12.50%) OpenView
2 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.69%) Ansible
4 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) HP
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.13%) Siebel
4 2 (3.13%) Veritas
5 1 (1.56%) Netezza
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
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