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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 36 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.54% 2.15% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.53% 17.90% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 17
Average daily rate £406 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £460 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
141 162 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.96% 12.02% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 102 65
Average daily rate £393 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +375.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) JIRA
3 24 (26.67%) Selenium
3 24 (26.67%) Finance
4 22 (24.44%) Java
5 21 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 18 (20.00%) Web Services
7 18 (20.00%) Project Management
8 17 (18.89%) Python
8 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
8 17 (18.89%) AngularJS
8 17 (18.89%) Open Source
9 16 (17.78%) JBehave
9 16 (17.78%) Gradle
9 16 (17.78%) PostGIS
9 16 (17.78%) REST
9 16 (17.78%) Leaflet
9 16 (17.78%) GIS
9 16 (17.78%) Banking
9 16 (17.78%) Maven
10 14 (15.56%) NoSQL
11 13 (14.44%) BDD
11 13 (14.44%) ESRI
11 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
12 12 (13.33%) Scrum
13 11 (12.22%) Mainframe
13 11 (12.22%) RACF
13 11 (12.22%) JCL
13 11 (12.22%) CICS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (12.22%) CICS
2 5 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.33%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.33%) CMS
4 3 (3.33%) Confluence
5 2 (2.22%) nginx
5 2 (2.22%) Node.js
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Project
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) HTTP
2 4 (4.44%) DHCP
2 4 (4.44%) DNS
2 4 (4.44%) FTP
2 4 (4.44%) IPsec
2 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) GIS
2 14 (15.56%) NoSQL
3 11 (12.22%) DB2
4 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.11%) Big Data
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.11%) HBase
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) JIRA
2 24 (26.67%) Selenium
3 20 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 16 (17.78%) Gradle
4 16 (17.78%) JBehave
4 16 (17.78%) Maven
5 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.44%) JMeter
7 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.11%) gulp
8 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.11%) PeopleTools
8 1 (1.11%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.11%) YouTrack
General
1 24 (26.67%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Banking
3 9 (10.00%) Retail
4 6 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Analyst
2 17 (18.89%) Developer
3 13 (14.44%) Project Manager
4 11 (12.22%) CICS Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Consultant
6 9 (10.00%) GIS Developer
6 9 (10.00%) QA Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.44%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Digital Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Virtualisation Project Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) GIS Architect
10 3 (3.33%) UAT Manager
10 3 (3.33%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.00%) Web Services
2 17 (18.89%) AngularJS
3 16 (17.78%) Leaflet
3 16 (17.78%) PostGIS
3 16 (17.78%) REST
4 7 (7.78%) HTML
5 4 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.44%) Servlets
6 3 (3.33%) RESTful
6 3 (3.33%) Spring
6 3 (3.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.22%) CSS
7 2 (2.22%) Express
7 2 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.22%) Middleware
8 1 (1.11%) .NET
8 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.11%) JSON
8 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Mainframe
2 9 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) User Experience
4 3 (3.33%) iPad
5 2 (2.22%) LPAR
5 2 (2.22%) VLE
6 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) zOS
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (20.00%) Project Management
4 17 (18.89%) Open Source
5 13 (14.44%) BDD
6 12 (13.33%) Scrum
7 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.00%) TDD
9 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.78%) Migration
9 7 (7.78%) SDLC
10 6 (6.67%) Test Management
10 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) Java
2 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.89%) Python
3 11 (12.22%) JCL
4 4 (4.44%) SQL
5 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) PeopleCode
6 1 (1.11%) Perl
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) SQR
6 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) WCAG
2 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) RACF
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) Xen
4 3 (3.33%) Docker
5 2 (2.22%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) ESRI
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) CA
3 6 (6.67%) IBM
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.22%) Rally
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat