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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 66 50
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 50 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.29% 1.09% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 21.88% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £358 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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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
100 64 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.58% 4.99% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 16
Average daily rate £400 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £257 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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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 17 April 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.00%) Project Management
3 20 (26.67%) Banking
4 19 (25.33%) Finance
5 15 (20.00%) Retail
5 15 (20.00%) SQL
6 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (13.33%) Scrum
6 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.67%) Supplier Management
8 8 (10.67%) Retail Banking
8 8 (10.67%) Maven
8 8 (10.67%) Release Management
8 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
9 7 (9.33%) BDD
9 7 (9.33%) Selenium
9 7 (9.33%) XML
10 6 (8.00%) Windows
10 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (8.00%) SOA
10 6 (8.00%) MS Office
10 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Change Management
10 6 (8.00%) Resource Management
10 6 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
2 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Agresso
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) WAN
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Maven
1 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.33%) Selenium
3 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.33%) FitNesse
4 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.33%) Ant
4 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.33%) PeopleTools
5 3 (4.00%) Subversion
6 2 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.67%) JUnit
6 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.67%) MSTest
6 2 (2.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.33%) Calabash
7 1 (1.33%) Appium
7 1 (1.33%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 20 (26.67%) Banking
2 19 (25.33%) Finance
3 15 (20.00%) Retail
4 8 (10.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (12.00%) Developer
2 9 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
3 6 (8.00%) Release Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.67%) Tester
5 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Data Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.67%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) XML
2 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (5.33%) XML Schema
3 4 (5.33%) JSON
3 4 (5.33%) RESTful
4 3 (4.00%) JAXB
5 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) J2EE
5 2 (2.67%) XSD
6 1 (1.33%) DOM
6 1 (1.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.33%) CGI
6 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.00%) Project Management
3 10 (13.33%) Migration
3 10 (13.33%) Scrum
3 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.67%) Release Management
5 8 (10.67%) Supplier Management
6 7 (9.33%) BDD
7 6 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 6 (8.00%) SOA
7 6 (8.00%) Change Management
8 5 (6.67%) Balanced Scorecard
8 5 (6.67%) ETL
8 5 (6.67%) TDD
9 4 (5.33%) Quality Management
9 4 (5.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) XPath
3 3 (4.00%) Java
3 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.00%) PeopleCode
3 3 (4.00%) SQR
4 2 (2.67%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) HND
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) P3O
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (5.33%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.67%) HP
4 1 (1.33%) CA
4 1 (1.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) Teradata