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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 23 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.86% 2.46% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.56% 27.13% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 11
Median daily rate £350 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
90 129 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.18% 9.05% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 80
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) Cucumber
3 17 (39.53%) BDD
4 16 (37.21%) Selenium
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
5 13 (30.23%) JIRA
6 12 (27.91%) Web Services
6 12 (27.91%) Python
6 12 (27.91%) Spatial Data
7 11 (25.58%) SDLC
7 11 (25.58%) NoSQL
7 11 (25.58%) Open Source
7 11 (25.58%) PostGIS
7 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
7 11 (25.58%) GIS
7 11 (25.58%) TDD
8 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (23.26%) Microservices
8 10 (23.26%) OpenLayers
9 9 (20.93%) Open Source Development
9 9 (20.93%) Gradle
9 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.93%) Finance
10 8 (18.60%) ESRI
10 8 (18.60%) Maven
10 8 (18.60%) JBehave
10 8 (18.60%) REST
10 8 (18.60%) Leaflet

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 8 (18.60%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
1 2 (4.65%) VoIP
2 1 (2.33%) DHCP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Spatial Data
2 11 (25.58%) GIS
2 11 (25.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) QGIS
5 2 (4.65%) QlikView
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Cucumber
2 16 (37.21%) Selenium
3 13 (30.23%) JIRA
4 9 (20.93%) Gradle
5 8 (18.60%) JBehave
5 8 (18.60%) Maven
6 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
7 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
7 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.65%) DbUnit
9 2 (4.65%) JUnit
9 2 (4.65%) Mockito
10 1 (2.33%) GoCD
10 1 (2.33%) gulp
10 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Angular Developer
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Open Source Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Python Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Web Services
2 11 (25.58%) PostGIS
3 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
3 10 (23.26%) OpenLayers
4 8 (18.60%) Leaflet
4 8 (18.60%) REST
5 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.65%) Node.js
6 2 (4.65%) RESTful
6 2 (4.65%) SOAP
6 2 (4.65%) Spring
6 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.65%) XML
7 1 (2.33%) Browserify
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) Informatics
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Unix
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) BDD
3 13 (30.23%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) Open Source
4 11 (25.58%) SDLC
4 11 (25.58%) TDD
5 10 (23.26%) Microservices
6 9 (20.93%) Open Source Development
6 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) User Stories
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.30%) DevOps
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) Python
4 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.33%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.65%) SDET
3 1 (2.33%) GDPR
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) ESRI
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Cognos
4 2 (4.65%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) RightScale
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (2.33%) Teradata
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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