The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 32 53
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 32 61 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.53% 3.83% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.78% 37.20% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 19
Median daily rate £369 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
QA
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
154 164 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.18% 10.29% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 74 89
Median daily rate £413 £388 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £237 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £30.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.27%) Banking
3 30 (37.04%) Finance
4 29 (35.80%) JIRA
5 26 (32.10%) Cucumber
6 25 (30.86%) Selenium
6 25 (30.86%) Scrum
7 22 (27.16%) Web Services
7 22 (27.16%) GIS
7 22 (27.16%) PostGIS
8 21 (25.93%) Open Source
8 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
8 21 (25.93%) Spatial Data
9 20 (24.69%) BDD
10 19 (23.46%) SDLC
10 19 (23.46%) Java
10 19 (23.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (22.22%) Maven
11 18 (22.22%) Python
11 18 (22.22%) GeoServer
11 18 (22.22%) Gradle
11 18 (22.22%) JBehave
11 18 (22.22%) REST
12 15 (18.52%) Leaflet
12 15 (18.52%) OpenLayers
12 15 (18.52%) ESRI
13 14 (17.28%) TDD
13 14 (17.28%) Microservices
13 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
13 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 18 (22.22%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Firewall
2 2 (2.47%) Intranet
2 2 (2.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) GIS
2 21 (25.93%) Spatial Data
3 11 (13.58%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.64%) QGIS
5 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (35.80%) JIRA
2 26 (32.10%) Cucumber
3 25 (30.86%) Selenium
4 18 (22.22%) Gradle
4 18 (22.22%) JBehave
4 18 (22.22%) Maven
5 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.41%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.94%) Artifactory
10 3 (3.70%) GitLab
10 3 (3.70%) gulp
General
1 31 (38.27%) Banking
2 30 (37.04%) Finance
3 10 (12.35%) Retail
4 9 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 18 (22.22%) GIS Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.88%) QA Tester
4 8 (9.88%) Tester
5 7 (8.64%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) GIS Web Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.16%) PostGIS
1 22 (27.16%) Web Services
2 18 (22.22%) REST
3 15 (18.52%) Leaflet
3 15 (18.52%) OpenLayers
4 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.94%) .NET
6 4 (4.94%) RESTful
7 3 (3.70%) Backbone.js
7 3 (3.70%) CSS
7 3 (3.70%) Express
7 3 (3.70%) hapi
7 3 (3.70%) HTML
7 3 (3.70%) Java EE
7 3 (3.70%) Node.js
7 3 (3.70%) Spring
7 3 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) User Experience
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) iPad
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.47%) CMDB
5 2 (2.47%) LPAR
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.86%) Scrum
3 21 (25.93%) Open Source
4 20 (24.69%) BDD
5 19 (23.46%) SDLC
5 19 (23.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (17.28%) Microservices
6 14 (17.28%) TDD
7 12 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (13.58%) Project Management
9 9 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 8 (9.88%) Migration
10 8 (9.88%) Validation
11 7 (8.64%) Business Development
11 7 (8.64%) Matrix Organization
11 7 (8.64%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (7.41%) Business Analysis
12 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
12 6 (7.41%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 19 (23.46%) Java
3 18 (22.22%) Python
4 10 (12.35%) SQL
5 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.47%) MBA
2 2 (2.47%) PMP
3 1 (1.23%) CISA
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
3 1 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.94%) WCAG
3 3 (3.70%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) XenApp
2 3 (3.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) ESRI
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.88%) Citrix
4 5 (6.17%) IBM
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.47%) HP
7 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.23%) Teradata
7 1 (1.23%) Twitter
7 1 (1.23%) VMware