The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 55 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 41 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 2.80% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 3.36% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 4
Median daily rate £313 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
685 1222 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.36% 83.36% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 642 619
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Law
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Subversion
6 3 (15.79%) SQLite
6 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (10.53%) ES6
7 2 (10.53%) Front End Development

Software Testing
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 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQLite
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Protractor
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
1 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
1 2 (10.53%) React
2 1 (5.26%) EJB
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Struts
2 1 (5.26%) Struts2
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
6 2 (10.53%) Isomorphic Development
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) ES6
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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