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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 22 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.38% 2.89% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.56% 33.08% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 16
Median daily rate £400 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £433 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
107 133 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.58% 8.73% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 84
Median daily rate £400 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.43 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.93% +8.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) JIRA
2 16 (37.21%) Cucumber
2 16 (37.21%) BDD
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) GIS
4 13 (30.23%) PostGIS
5 12 (27.91%) Spatial Data
5 12 (27.91%) Selenium
6 11 (25.58%) Java
6 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
7 10 (23.26%) User Stories
7 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (20.93%) Finance
8 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
8 9 (20.93%) Web Services
8 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
8 9 (20.93%) Ansible
8 9 (20.93%) SDLC
9 8 (18.60%) Gherkin
9 8 (18.60%) QGIS
9 8 (18.60%) TDD
9 8 (18.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (18.60%) Python
9 8 (18.60%) Validation
10 7 (16.28%) Migration
10 7 (16.28%) Scrum
10 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
10 7 (16.28%) Microservices

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 6 (13.95%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
1 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) GIS
2 12 (27.91%) Spatial Data
3 8 (18.60%) QGIS
4 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
5 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) QlikView
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Cucumber
1 16 (37.21%) JIRA
2 12 (27.91%) Selenium
3 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
4 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
5 8 (18.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (13.95%) Gradle
6 6 (13.95%) JBehave
6 6 (13.95%) Maven
7 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) GitLab
8 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) QA Tester
2 9 (20.93%) Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Automation Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) QA Automation Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Angular Developer
6 3 (6.98%) GIS Developer
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Open Source Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Defect Manager
7 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) MI Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) PostGIS
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 8 (18.60%) Gherkin
4 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.95%) OpenLayers
5 6 (13.95%) REST
6 5 (11.63%) Leaflet
7 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 2 (4.65%) Spring
7 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.65%) XML
8 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.33%) Node.js
8 1 (2.33%) RESTful
8 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.33%) Informatics
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) BDD
3 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (23.26%) User Stories
4 9 (20.93%) SDLC
4 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.60%) TDD
5 8 (18.60%) Validation
6 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Data Validation
6 7 (16.28%) Microservices
6 7 (16.28%) Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Open Source
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Open Source Development
9 3 (6.98%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PMP
3 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) MiFID
2 1 (2.33%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) ESRI
3 2 (4.65%) Cognos
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) RightScale
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata