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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 27 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.84% 1.31% 1.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.40% 32.65% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £323 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £432 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
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
86 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.87% 4.00% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 29
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014, 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 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) Banking
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.57%) XML
5 8 (15.69%) .NET
5 8 (15.69%) Java
6 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.73%) Retail
6 7 (13.73%) JSON
6 7 (13.73%) Retail Banking
6 7 (13.73%) RESTful
6 7 (13.73%) Coaching
6 7 (13.73%) User Experience
7 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
7 6 (11.76%) Scrum
7 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
8 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.80%) SOAP
8 5 (9.80%) Web Services
8 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.80%) Oracle
8 5 (9.80%) IIS
8 5 (9.80%) Selenium
8 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Lync
8 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
8 5 (9.80%) BDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
2 5 (9.80%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) SAS
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) CICS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Project
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (3.92%) QlikView
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium
1 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.92%) JBehave
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
3 2 (3.92%) Ant
3 2 (3.92%) JUnit
3 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.92%) Xcode
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
4 1 (1.96%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.96%) MSTest
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Retail
3 7 (13.73%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Lead Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Programme Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Web Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) XML
2 8 (15.69%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) JSON
3 7 (13.73%) RESTful
4 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 3 (5.88%) XML Schema
5 3 (5.88%) J2EE
5 3 (5.88%) Java EE
6 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) HTML
6 2 (3.92%) CSS
6 2 (3.92%) XSD
6 2 (3.92%) JAXB
7 1 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) User Experience
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) Social Media
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.92%) Android
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
1 2 (3.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) AIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) Coaching
3 6 (11.76%) Scrum
4 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
4 5 (9.80%) BDD
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
5 4 (7.84%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.84%) SOA
6 3 (5.88%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.88%) Validation
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.92%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) XPath
5 2 (3.92%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Teradata
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) CA
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) Altiris
5 1 (1.96%) LANDesk