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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 21 54 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.00% 3.19% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.65% 30.34% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 15
Median daily rate £425 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
97 178 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.23% 10.53% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 89 84
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £215 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.43 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +105.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) JIRA
3 23 (37.70%) Cucumber
4 22 (36.07%) Selenium
4 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
5 21 (34.43%) Web Services
6 20 (32.79%) GIS
6 20 (32.79%) Java
6 20 (32.79%) Scrum
6 20 (32.79%) PostGIS
7 19 (31.15%) Finance
8 18 (29.51%) SDLC
8 18 (29.51%) Spatial Data
9 16 (26.23%) GeoServer
9 16 (26.23%) REST
9 16 (26.23%) Gradle
9 16 (26.23%) BDD
9 16 (26.23%) Open Source
9 16 (26.23%) JBehave
9 16 (26.23%) Maven
9 16 (26.23%) Banking
9 16 (26.23%) Python
10 15 (24.59%) ESRI
10 15 (24.59%) Leaflet
10 15 (24.59%) OpenLayers
11 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
12 12 (19.67%) Microservices
12 12 (19.67%) TDD
13 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management

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 16 (26.23%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) FTP
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) GIS
2 18 (29.51%) Spatial Data
3 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.20%) QGIS
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) JIRA
2 23 (37.70%) Cucumber
3 22 (36.07%) Selenium
4 16 (26.23%) Gradle
4 16 (26.23%) JBehave
4 16 (26.23%) Maven
5 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.56%) Artifactory
9 3 (4.92%) gulp
10 1 (1.64%) GitLab
10 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 16 (26.23%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) GIS Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) QA Tester
6 6 (9.84%) Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.56%) GIS Web Developer
8 4 (6.56%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) Web Services
2 20 (32.79%) PostGIS
3 16 (26.23%) REST
4 15 (24.59%) Leaflet
4 15 (24.59%) OpenLayers
5 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.84%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.92%) CSS
7 3 (4.92%) Express
7 3 (4.92%) hapi
7 3 (4.92%) HTML
7 3 (4.92%) Node.js
7 3 (4.92%) RESTful
8 2 (3.28%) SOAP
8 2 (3.28%) XML
9 1 (1.64%) .NET
9 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.64%) Spring
9 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) User Experience
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.92%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) CentOS
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Scrum
3 18 (29.51%) SDLC
4 16 (26.23%) BDD
4 16 (26.23%) Open Source
5 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.67%) Microservices
6 12 (19.67%) TDD
7 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.11%) Project Management
8 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (9.84%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (8.20%) Migration
11 5 (8.20%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Validation
11 5 (8.20%) Web Development
12 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 16 (26.23%) Python
4 10 (16.39%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
1 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
2 2 (3.28%) PMP
3 1 (1.64%) CISA
3 1 (1.64%) CISSP
3 1 (1.64%) HND
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.56%) WCAG
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) XenApp
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Ansible
2 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) ESRI
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) Teradata
6 1 (1.64%) Informatica
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.64%) RightScale
6 1 (1.64%) Twitter