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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 24 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.65% 1.57% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 35.85% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £392 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
90 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.19% 4.37% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 26
Average daily rate £388 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £505 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (27.45%) SQL
4 11 (21.57%) XML
5 10 (19.61%) Banking
6 9 (17.65%) .NET
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 7 (13.73%) JSON
8 7 (13.73%) RESTful
8 7 (13.73%) Coaching
8 7 (13.73%) User Experience
9 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
9 6 (11.76%) Retail
9 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.76%) Java
9 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
10 5 (9.80%) SOAP
10 5 (9.80%) Web Services
10 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
10 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
10 5 (9.80%) IIS
10 5 (9.80%) Selenium
10 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.80%) BDD
10 5 (9.80%) Lync
11 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
2 5 (9.80%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) SAS
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) CICS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Project
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (3.92%) QlikView
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) DataStage
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium
1 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.92%) JBehave
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
3 2 (3.92%) Xcode
3 2 (3.92%) Ant
3 2 (3.92%) JUnit
3 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.96%) PeopleTools
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
4 1 (1.96%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.96%) MSTest
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Lead Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.92%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Web Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Quality Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) XML
2 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) JSON
3 7 (13.73%) RESTful
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.88%) XML Schema
5 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) J2EE
6 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) XSD
6 2 (3.92%) JAXB
7 1 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) Social Media
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Android
1 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.92%) UNIX
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) AIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) Scrum
2 7 (13.73%) Coaching
3 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 5 (9.80%) BDD
5 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
5 4 (7.84%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.84%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.84%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) SOA
6 3 (5.88%) Validation
6 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) XPath
5 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.92%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) PeopleCode
6 1 (1.96%) SQR
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) PMP
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Teradata
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) CA
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Altiris
5 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago