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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 36 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 58 57 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.11% 4.01% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.18% 39.86% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 15
Median daily rate £425 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £286 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £480 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.23% +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
186 143 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.18% 10.06% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 83 65
Median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £213 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £30.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.73% +45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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 May 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 May 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 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) JIRA
3 35 (36.46%) Banking
4 34 (35.42%) Finance
5 33 (34.38%) Selenium
6 32 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 29 (30.21%) Web Services
8 28 (29.17%) Java
8 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 28 (29.17%) Open Source
9 25 (26.04%) Python
9 25 (26.04%) GIS
9 25 (26.04%) Maven
9 25 (26.04%) JBehave
9 25 (26.04%) REST
9 25 (26.04%) PostGIS
9 25 (26.04%) Gradle
9 25 (26.04%) GeoServer
10 23 (23.96%) OpenLayers
10 23 (23.96%) Leaflet
10 23 (23.96%) Scrum
11 22 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (22.92%) BDD
12 21 (21.88%) AngularJS
13 20 (20.83%) ESRI
14 17 (17.71%) Project Management
15 16 (16.67%) NoSQL
15 16 (16.67%) SDLC
16 15 (15.63%) Microservices
16 15 (15.63%) 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 25 (26.04%) GeoServer
2 3 (3.13%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.13%) Node.js
2 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) Apache
3 2 (2.08%) Confluence
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) nginx
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) HTTP
2 4 (4.17%) SAN
3 3 (3.13%) FTP
4 2 (2.08%) DHCP
4 2 (2.08%) DNS
4 2 (2.08%) Firewall
4 2 (2.08%) Intranet
4 2 (2.08%) IPsec
4 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.04%) Internet
5 1 (1.04%) LAN
5 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.04%) GIS
2 16 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) QGIS
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (37.50%) JIRA
2 33 (34.38%) Selenium
3 32 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 25 (26.04%) Gradle
4 25 (26.04%) JBehave
4 25 (26.04%) Maven
5 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.17%) Artifactory
8 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.13%) gulp
8 3 (3.13%) JMeter
9 2 (2.08%) GitLab
General
1 35 (36.46%) Banking
2 34 (35.42%) Finance
3 12 (12.50%) Retail
4 10 (10.42%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Developer
2 22 (22.92%) GIS Developer
3 19 (19.79%) Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.38%) Consultant
6 7 (7.29%) Architect
6 7 (7.29%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Data Centre Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) GIS Web Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Migration Manager
9 4 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.17%) Tester
9 4 (4.17%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Finance Business Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) Web Services
2 25 (26.04%) PostGIS
2 25 (26.04%) REST
3 23 (23.96%) Leaflet
3 23 (23.96%) OpenLayers
4 21 (21.88%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 6 (6.25%) HTML
6 5 (5.21%) Spring
6 5 (5.21%) Spring Boot
7 4 (4.17%) .NET
7 4 (4.17%) RESTful
8 3 (3.13%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) Express
8 3 (3.13%) hapi
8 3 (3.13%) Java EE
9 2 (2.08%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.08%) Middleware
9 2 (2.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.29%) User Experience
3 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) LPAR
5 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) iPad
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) CMDB
7 1 (1.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.17%) AIX
4 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.08%) Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Unix
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) Open Source
3 23 (23.96%) Scrum
4 22 (22.92%) BDD
4 22 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (17.71%) Project Management
6 16 (16.67%) SDLC
7 15 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (15.63%) Microservices
7 15 (15.63%) TDD
8 13 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (11.46%) Risk Management
10 9 (9.38%) Migration
10 9 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (8.33%) Business Development
12 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.29%) Test Management
13 6 (6.25%) Change Management
13 6 (6.25%) Regression Testing
13 6 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.17%) Java
1 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 25 (26.04%) Python
3 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 2 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) MBA
3 1 (1.04%) CISA
3 1 (1.04%) CISSP
3 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) WCAG
2 3 (3.13%) COBIT
2 3 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) XenApp
2 4 (4.17%) Docker
2 4 (4.17%) PowerHA
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) ESRI
2 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.38%) IBM
4 8 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.08%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.04%) Teradata
7 1 (1.04%) Twitter