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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 23 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.70% 2.68% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.23% 18.81% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 26
Median daily rate £265 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £355 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £540 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
99 202 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.63% 14.27% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 102 143
Median daily rate £370 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) Cucumber
3 18 (41.86%) Selenium
4 16 (37.21%) BDD
5 15 (34.88%) Scrum
6 13 (30.23%) SQL
7 12 (27.91%) JIRA
7 12 (27.91%) Spatial Data
8 11 (25.58%) Python
8 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.26%) Finance
9 10 (23.26%) GIS
9 10 (23.26%) TDD
9 10 (23.26%) Open Source
9 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
9 10 (23.26%) PostGIS
9 10 (23.26%) SDLC
10 9 (20.93%) Microservices
10 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
10 9 (20.93%) OpenLayers
10 9 (20.93%) Open Source Development
10 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 9 (20.93%) Web Services
11 8 (18.60%) Gradle
12 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
12 7 (16.28%) Leaflet
12 7 (16.28%) User Stories
12 7 (16.28%) REST
12 7 (16.28%) JBehave

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 7 (16.28%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
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 10 (23.26%) GIS
2 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.98%) QGIS
4 2 (4.65%) QlikView
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Cucumber
2 18 (41.86%) Selenium
3 12 (27.91%) JIRA
4 8 (18.60%) Gradle
5 7 (16.28%) JBehave
5 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
5 7 (16.28%) Maven
5 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
6 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.30%) DbUnit
7 4 (9.30%) JUnit
7 4 (9.30%) Mockito
8 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.33%) GoCD
9 1 (2.33%) gulp
9 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.33%) Protractor
9 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) 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%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (6.98%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) MI Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) PostGIS
2 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
2 9 (20.93%) OpenLayers
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) Leaflet
3 7 (16.28%) REST
4 4 (9.30%) Spring
5 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.98%) Node.js
5 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.65%) RESTful
6 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.33%) Browserify
7 1 (2.33%) CSS
7 1 (2.33%) HTML
7 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) CentOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) BDD
3 15 (34.88%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Open Source
4 10 (23.26%) SDLC
4 10 (23.26%) TDD
5 9 (20.93%) Microservices
5 9 (20.93%) Open Source Development
5 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.28%) User Stories
7 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.63%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.30%) DevOps
9 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
9 4 (9.30%) Web Development
10 3 (6.98%) Agile Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.65%) SDET
3 1 (2.33%) GDPR
3 1 (2.33%) MiFID
3 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) ESRI
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Cognos
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) RightScale
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk
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