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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 29 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.12% 2.04% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.59% 35.38% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £389 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
98 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.16% 5.78% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 20
Average daily rate £384 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.28% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Finance
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 10 (20.00%) Project Management
5 9 (18.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Banking
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (16.00%) XML
7 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Retail
8 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
8 6 (12.00%) Change Management
8 6 (12.00%) .NET
8 6 (12.00%) Java
8 6 (12.00%) Resource Management
8 6 (12.00%) BDD
9 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (10.00%) Selenium
9 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.00%) MS Project
9 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 4 (8.00%) TDD
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.00%) Quality Management
10 4 (8.00%) MS Office
10 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.00%) Oracle
10 4 (8.00%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) CICS
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Project
3 4 (8.00%) MS Office
4 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Agresso
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) DB2
3 2 (4.00%) QlikView
3 2 (4.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (10.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) Maven
4 2 (4.00%) Ant
4 2 (4.00%) JUnit
4 2 (4.00%) PeopleTools
4 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.00%) JBehave
4 2 (4.00%) MSTest
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.00%) Xcode
5 1 (2.00%) Checkstyle
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
3 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Tester
4 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.00%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.00%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Quality Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) XML
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) RESTful
3 3 (6.00%) XML Schema
3 3 (6.00%) JAXB
3 3 (6.00%) J2EE
3 3 (6.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) XSD
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) DOM
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.00%) Open Source
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) UNIX
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Project Management
3 9 (18.00%) Scrum
4 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Change Management
5 6 (12.00%) Resource Management
5 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.00%) TDD
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.00%) Quality Management
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.00%) SOA
7 4 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.00%) Project Governance
8 3 (6.00%) Coaching
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.00%) XPath
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) PeopleCode
4 2 (4.00%) SQR
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Teradata
3 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
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