Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 110 126
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 68 65 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.51% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.60% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 44
Scotland median daily rate £400 £300 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.42% -2.83% -5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £101 £233
90th Percentile £431 £406 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £33.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.83% +10.62% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
West Lothian +13 25 £415 -2.35%
Glasgow -11 17 £300 - 3
Edinburgh -13 17 £361 +29.02% 1
Fife - 4 £335 - 1
Stirling +6 2 £125 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) Java
3 29 (42.65%) HP
4 28 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 28 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 27 (39.71%) Performance Testing
6 26 (38.24%) SOA
7 25 (36.76%) CRM
7 25 (36.76%) J2EE
7 25 (36.76%) LoadRunner
8 24 (35.29%) OpenView
8 24 (35.29%) HP SiteScope
8 24 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
9 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (25.00%) Waterfall
11 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
12 13 (19.12%) QA
13 12 (17.65%) Selenium
14 11 (16.18%) SQL
15 9 (13.24%) BDD
16 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
16 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
16 8 (11.76%) Project Planning
16 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
17 7 (10.29%) Finance
17 7 (10.29%) TDD
17 7 (10.29%) Banking
18 6 (8.82%) Web Testing
18 6 (8.82%) Compatibility Testing

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 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) Drupal
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) MTS
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) IaaS
1 4 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (36.76%) LoadRunner
2 12 (17.65%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.88%) JIRA
6 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.41%) JMeter
6 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.94%) Toad
7 2 (2.94%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.47%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.47%) jMock
8 1 (1.47%) JUnit
8 1 (1.47%) Maven
8 1 (1.47%) Mockito
8 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (10.29%) Banking
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) J2EE
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) JSON
2 3 (4.41%) RESTful
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) Node.js
3 2 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (1.47%) Behat
4 1 (1.47%) Drools
4 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.47%) Java EE
4 1 (1.47%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.47%) Spring
4 1 (1.47%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.47%) Swagger
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) WebGL
4 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
2 28 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 27 (39.71%) Performance Testing
4 26 (38.24%) SOA
5 25 (36.76%) CRM
6 24 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
7 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (25.00%) Waterfall
9 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
10 9 (13.24%) BDD
11 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Project Planning
11 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.29%) TDD
13 6 (8.82%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) Java
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (4.41%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) ISEB
1 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) CEH
3 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.47%) GIAC
3 1 (1.47%) GPEN
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) HP SiteScope
1 24 (35.29%) OpenView
2 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) HP
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk