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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 40 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.02% 3.83% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 41.35% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 18
Median daily rate £375 £386 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £280 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £448 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
168 133 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.68% 9.26% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 85
Median daily rate £425 £369 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.23%) JIRA
3 33 (35.11%) Banking
4 32 (34.04%) Finance
5 31 (32.98%) Selenium
5 31 (32.98%) Cucumber
6 27 (28.72%) Web Services
7 26 (27.66%) Java
7 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
7 26 (27.66%) Open Source
8 23 (24.47%) Python
8 23 (24.47%) GIS
8 23 (24.47%) Scrum
8 23 (24.47%) Maven
8 23 (24.47%) JBehave
8 23 (24.47%) REST
8 23 (24.47%) PostGIS
8 23 (24.47%) Gradle
8 23 (24.47%) GeoServer
9 22 (23.40%) BDD
9 22 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (22.34%) Leaflet
10 21 (22.34%) OpenLayers
11 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
11 19 (20.21%) ESRI
12 17 (18.09%) Project Management
12 17 (18.09%) SDLC
13 16 (17.02%) Spatial Data
13 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (15.96%) NoSQL

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 23 (24.47%) GeoServer
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 2 (2.13%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) nginx
3 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 4 (4.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.19%) FTP
4 2 (2.13%) DHCP
4 2 (2.13%) DNS
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) Intranet
4 2 (2.13%) IPsec
4 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.47%) GIS
2 16 (17.02%) Spatial Data
3 15 (15.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.13%) QGIS
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (37.23%) JIRA
2 31 (32.98%) Cucumber
2 31 (32.98%) Selenium
3 23 (24.47%) Gradle
3 23 (24.47%) JBehave
3 23 (24.47%) Maven
4 11 (11.70%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.45%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.26%) Artifactory
6 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.19%) gulp
7 3 (3.19%) JMeter
8 2 (2.13%) GitLab
9 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (35.11%) Banking
2 32 (34.04%) Finance
3 11 (11.70%) Retail
4 10 (10.64%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Developer
2 21 (22.34%) Analyst
2 21 (22.34%) GIS Developer
3 15 (15.96%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.57%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) QA Tester
7 5 (5.32%) Tester
8 4 (4.26%) GIS Web Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Delivery Project Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Finance Business Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.72%) Web Services
2 23 (24.47%) PostGIS
2 23 (24.47%) REST
3 21 (22.34%) Leaflet
3 21 (22.34%) OpenLayers
4 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
5 7 (7.45%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.32%) HTML
7 4 (4.26%) .NET
7 4 (4.26%) RESTful
7 4 (4.26%) Spring
7 4 (4.26%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.19%) CSS
8 3 (3.19%) Express
8 3 (3.19%) hapi
8 3 (3.19%) Java EE
8 3 (3.19%) Node.js
9 2 (2.13%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.13%) Middleware
9 2 (2.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) User Experience
3 5 (5.32%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) LPAR
5 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) iPad
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.13%) CMDB
7 1 (1.06%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.26%) AIX
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.13%) Linux
5 2 (2.13%) Unix
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Open Source
3 23 (24.47%) Scrum
4 22 (23.40%) BDD
4 22 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (18.09%) Project Management
5 17 (18.09%) SDLC
6 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.89%) Microservices
7 14 (14.89%) TDD
8 11 (11.70%) Risk Management
8 11 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.57%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (8.51%) Business Development
11 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.45%) Migration
12 6 (6.38%) Change Management
12 6 (6.38%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) Java
1 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 23 (24.47%) Python
3 5 (5.32%) SQL
4 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) MBA
2 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (1.06%) CISA
3 1 (1.06%) CISSP
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) WCAG
2 4 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.19%) COBIT
4 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) XenApp
2 4 (4.26%) Docker
2 4 (4.26%) PowerHA
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (20.21%) ESRI
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) IBM
4 8 (8.51%) Citrix
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.13%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.06%) Teradata
7 1 (1.06%) Twitter