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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 48 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.86% 2.04% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.67% 27.59% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £470 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% +36.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £330 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £535 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £5.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
121 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.20% 7.40% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 28
Average daily rate £388 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £333 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £596 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.43 £12.00 £5.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.20% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 41 (39.42%) Banking
2 35 (33.65%) Finance
3 26 (25.00%) Project Management
4 25 (24.04%) Retail
5 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (21.15%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (19.23%) Migration
7 18 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (14.42%) Analytics
10 14 (13.46%) SAS
11 13 (12.50%) SQL
12 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 11 (10.58%) ITIL
13 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
14 10 (9.62%) Release Management
14 10 (9.62%) Test Planning
15 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
15 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (7.69%) User Experience
16 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
16 8 (7.69%) Windows
16 8 (7.69%) Java
16 8 (7.69%) Risk Management
16 8 (7.69%) Scrum
16 8 (7.69%) Retail Banking
17 7 (6.73%) Selenium
17 7 (6.73%) Risk Analysis
17 7 (6.73%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (13.46%) SAS
2 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.85%) Lync
4 4 (3.85%) IIS
5 3 (2.88%) CICS
6 2 (1.92%) CMS
6 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
7 1 (0.96%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Office
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.81%) MS Project
3 4 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) ATM
2 2 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) SSH
3 1 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.96%) WAN
3 1 (0.96%) DHCP
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.88%) DB2
2 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Selenium
2 4 (3.85%) Maven
2 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.88%) JIRA
4 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.92%) PeopleTools
4 2 (1.92%) JBehave
4 2 (1.92%) Gradle
4 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) Hudson
5 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.96%) MSTest
5 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (39.42%) Banking
2 35 (33.65%) Finance
3 25 (24.04%) Retail
4 8 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Analyst
2 18 (17.31%) Test Manager
3 12 (11.54%) Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 6 (5.77%) Release Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Administrator
7 5 (4.81%) UAT Manager
7 5 (4.81%) UAT Test Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Tester
8 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) QA Tester
10 2 (1.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) .NET
1 6 (5.77%) Web Services
1 6 (5.77%) XML
2 5 (4.81%) J2EE
3 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.85%) HTML
3 4 (3.85%) REST
4 3 (2.88%) SOAP
4 3 (2.88%) HTML5
5 2 (1.92%) RESTful
5 2 (1.92%) PostGIS
5 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.92%) Leaflet
5 2 (1.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.92%) Spring
5 2 (1.92%) Ajax
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.96%) ISPF
6 1 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.69%) User Experience
3 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.88%) GIS
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) PMI
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.96%) Photography
6 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.96%) DataPower
6 1 (0.96%) iSeries
6 1 (0.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) zOS
2 3 (2.88%) UNIX
3 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) Project Management
2 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.15%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (19.23%) Migration
4 18 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (14.42%) Analytics
7 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.58%) ITIL
8 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
9 10 (9.62%) Release Management
9 10 (9.62%) Test Planning
10 8 (7.69%) Scrum
10 8 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.73%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (6.73%) SDLC
12 6 (5.77%) BDD
12 6 (5.77%) Test Management
13 5 (4.81%) Automated Testing
13 5 (4.81%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
2 8 (7.69%) Java
3 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.88%) JCL
5 2 (1.92%) Ruby
5 2 (1.92%) Python
5 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (0.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) REXX
6 1 (0.96%) PeopleCode
6 1 (0.96%) SQR
6 1 (0.96%) C#
6 1 (0.96%) C++
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.92%) CISA
2 2 (1.92%) APMP
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
3 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.96%) QiCA
3 1 (0.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) BS7799
1 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) RACF
3 1 (0.96%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.96%) Control-M
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle
3 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.88%) ESRI
4 2 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.92%) CA
5 1 (0.96%) Informatica
5 1 (0.96%) HP
5 1 (0.96%) Dell
5 1 (0.96%) IBM
5 1 (0.96%) Sybase
5 1 (0.96%) Teradata
5 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.96%) Remedy
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