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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 39 52
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 25 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 2.75% 1.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 46.97% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Average daily rate
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£470 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.25% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £259 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £388 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
85 66 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.96% 5.85% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 22
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -59.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £5.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £5.00 £19.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Java
2 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) Oracle
3 12 (22.64%) SQL
3 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (22.64%) Java EE
3 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 12 (22.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
6 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.98%) IIS
6 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 9 (16.98%) Lync
7 8 (15.09%) RESTful
7 8 (15.09%) JSON
7 8 (15.09%) SOAP
7 8 (15.09%) Web Services
7 8 (15.09%) XML
8 7 (13.21%) Banking
9 6 (11.32%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
11 4 (7.55%) CSS
11 4 (7.55%) HTML
11 4 (7.55%) Retail
11 4 (7.55%) Retail Banking
11 4 (7.55%) Office 365

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
1 12 (22.64%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (16.98%) IIS
2 9 (16.98%) Lync
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.89%) JBehave
1 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.89%) Maven
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) Xcode
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Lead Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Architect
6 2 (3.77%) PMO Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Programme Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) QA Specialist
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (1.89%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Designer
7 1 (1.89%) iOS Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 12 (22.64%) Java EE
3 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
4 8 (15.09%) RESTful
4 8 (15.09%) JSON
4 8 (15.09%) SOAP
4 8 (15.09%) Web Services
4 8 (15.09%) XML
5 4 (7.55%) CSS
5 4 (7.55%) HTML
6 3 (5.66%) HTML5
7 1 (1.89%) jQuery
7 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Open Source
2 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) MVS
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Project Management
2 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.66%) Change Control
3 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
4 2 (3.77%) Migration
4 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma
4 2 (3.77%) Resource Management
4 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
4 2 (3.77%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (3.77%) Matrix Management
5 1 (1.89%) Web Application Development
5 1 (1.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
5 1 (1.89%) iOS Development
5 1 (1.89%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (1.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.66%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) JCL
6 1 (1.89%) REXX
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) CA
4 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.89%) Altiris
4 1 (1.89%) Informatica
4 1 (1.89%) Teradata
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago