The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 62 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.27% 2.69% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.87% 40.00% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 11
Average daily rate
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£388 £437 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% +24.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £655 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
113 85 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.78% 6.71% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 24
Average daily rate £388 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +89.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £21.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £32.00 £12.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 41 (35.34%) Banking
2 32 (27.59%) Retail
2 32 (27.59%) Finance
3 30 (25.86%) Project Management
4 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.10%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (17.24%) SQL
7 19 (16.38%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (16.38%) Migration
8 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (13.79%) PRINCE2
10 15 (12.93%) SAS
10 15 (12.93%) Analytics
11 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
11 13 (11.21%) Release Management
11 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
11 13 (11.21%) Retail Banking
12 12 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.48%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.48%) ITIL
14 10 (8.62%) .NET
15 9 (7.76%) XML
15 9 (7.76%) Windows
15 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
15 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
15 9 (7.76%) Change Management
15 9 (7.76%) Supplier Management
16 8 (6.90%) HP Quality Center

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.93%) SAS
2 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.45%) Lync
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (1.72%) CMS
5 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) CICS
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.90%) MS Project
4 7 (6.03%) MS Office
5 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) ATM
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) SSH
3 1 (0.86%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.86%) WAN
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.86%) DB2
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Maven
1 8 (6.90%) Selenium
1 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.31%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.45%) PeopleTools
4 3 (2.59%) Subversion
5 2 (1.72%) JIRA
5 2 (1.72%) Ant
5 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.72%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.72%) MSTest
5 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.86%) Calabash
6 1 (0.86%) Appium
6 1 (0.86%) Hudson
6 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (35.34%) Banking
2 32 (27.59%) Retail
2 32 (27.59%) Finance
3 13 (11.21%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
2 18 (15.52%) Test Manager
3 12 (10.34%) PMO Analyst
3 12 (10.34%) Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Test Leader
5 7 (6.03%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Administrator
6 6 (5.17%) Release Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Tester
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 4 (3.45%) UAT Manager
8 4 (3.45%) UAT Test Manager
9 3 (2.59%) PeopleSoft Developer
9 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse Manager
9 3 (2.59%) Data Manager
9 3 (2.59%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (2.59%) QA Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) .NET
2 9 (7.76%) XML
3 4 (3.45%) HTML
3 4 (3.45%) J2EE
3 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.45%) RESTful
4 3 (2.59%) HTML5
4 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 3 (2.59%) JSON
4 3 (2.59%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.72%) JAXB
5 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.72%) Spring
5 2 (1.72%) Ajax
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) DOM
6 1 (0.86%) CSS
6 1 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.86%) ISPF
6 1 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) User Experience
3 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.72%) PMI
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) iSeries
6 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) zOS
4 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) Project Management
2 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.10%) Non-Functional Testing
4 19 (16.38%) Migration
5 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 15 (12.93%) Analytics
8 13 (11.21%) Release Management
8 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
9 11 (9.48%) ITIL
9 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.48%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.76%) Change Management
10 9 (7.76%) Supplier Management
11 8 (6.90%) Scrum
11 8 (6.90%) Test Management
11 8 (6.90%) Resource Management
12 7 (6.03%) BDD
12 7 (6.03%) SDLC
13 6 (5.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) Java
2 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.59%) PeopleCode
4 3 (2.59%) SQR
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) Ruby
5 2 (1.72%) XPath
5 2 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
6 1 (0.86%) REXX
6 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.86%) C#
6 1 (0.86%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.45%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.72%) APMP
4 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISA
5 1 (0.86%) QiCA
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.86%) HND
5 1 (0.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) BS7799
1 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.86%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.72%) Teradata
6 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.86%) Remedy
6 1 (0.86%) Sybase
6 1 (0.86%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Dell
6 1 (0.86%) CA
6 1 (0.86%) Informatica
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