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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 35 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +34
Contract jobs citing QA 46 56 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.04% 3.81% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.60% 38.36% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 6
Median daily rate £448 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
187 146 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.35% 9.93% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 93 61
Median daily rate £446 £358 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £213 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 May 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 May 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 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) JIRA
3 28 (33.33%) Banking
3 28 (33.33%) Finance
4 26 (30.95%) Selenium
5 25 (29.76%) Cucumber
6 23 (27.38%) Web Services
7 22 (26.19%) Java
8 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 21 (25.00%) Open Source
9 19 (22.62%) AngularJS
9 19 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (22.62%) Python
10 18 (21.43%) GIS
10 18 (21.43%) Gradle
10 18 (21.43%) JBehave
10 18 (21.43%) BDD
10 18 (21.43%) REST
10 18 (21.43%) Maven
10 18 (21.43%) PostGIS
10 18 (21.43%) GeoServer
11 16 (19.05%) OpenLayers
11 16 (19.05%) Leaflet
11 16 (19.05%) Scrum
12 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.67%) Project Management
13 14 (16.67%) NoSQL
14 13 (15.48%) Windows
14 13 (15.48%) ESRI
15 11 (13.10%) Retail

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 18 (21.43%) GeoServer
2 4 (4.76%) Node.js
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 2 (2.38%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) nginx
4 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.19%) CICS
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 4 (4.76%) SAN
3 3 (3.57%) FTP
4 2 (2.38%) DHCP
4 2 (2.38%) DNS
4 2 (2.38%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) Intranet
4 2 (2.38%) IPsec
4 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) LAN
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) GIS
2 14 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.38%) QGIS
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) DB2
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) HBase
6 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (34.52%) JIRA
2 26 (30.95%) Selenium
3 25 (29.76%) Cucumber
4 18 (21.43%) Gradle
4 18 (21.43%) JBehave
4 18 (21.43%) Maven
5 7 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.57%) gulp
7 3 (3.57%) JMeter
8 2 (2.38%) GitLab
General
1 28 (33.33%) Banking
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Retail
3 9 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
2 15 (17.86%) GIS Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.71%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Tester
7 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Migration Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) GIS Architect
8 3 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) Web Services
2 19 (22.62%) AngularJS
3 18 (21.43%) PostGIS
3 18 (21.43%) REST
4 16 (19.05%) Leaflet
4 16 (19.05%) OpenLayers
5 7 (8.33%) HTML
6 6 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 6 (7.14%) RESTful
7 5 (5.95%) Spring
7 5 (5.95%) Spring Boot
8 4 (4.76%) .NET
8 4 (4.76%) CSS
8 4 (4.76%) Express
9 3 (3.57%) hapi
9 3 (3.57%) Java EE
10 2 (2.38%) Backbone.js
10 2 (2.38%) Middleware
10 2 (2.38%) Servlets
11 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.76%) LPAR
3 4 (4.76%) User Experience
4 3 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) iPad
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.38%) CMDB
6 1 (1.19%) BYOD
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.76%) AIX
4 3 (3.57%) Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) Open Source
3 19 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (21.43%) BDD
5 16 (19.05%) Scrum
6 14 (16.67%) Project Management
7 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.10%) TDD
8 10 (11.90%) Microservices
8 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
8 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Migration
10 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
10 8 (9.52%) SDLC
11 7 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (8.33%) Test Management
12 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
12 6 (7.14%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Java
2 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.62%) Python
4 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.95%) SQL
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) C#
6 1 (1.19%) JCL
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) MBA
3 1 (1.19%) CISA
3 1 (1.19%) CISSP
3 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) COBIT
1 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) XenApp
2 5 (5.95%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) PowerHA
4 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.38%) Xen
6 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) HDFS
6 1 (1.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.48%) ESRI
3 9 (10.71%) IBM
4 8 (9.52%) Citrix
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 3 (3.57%) VMware
7 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.38%) Cognizant
7 2 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) CA
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.19%) Teradata
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