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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 70 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 1.35% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.72% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
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Scotland

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
1282 988 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.88% 78.23% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 577 361
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 33 (66.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Banking
3 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.00%) Change Management
6 10 (20.00%) Migration
7 9 (18.00%) Retail Banking
7 9 (18.00%) Retail
7 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) ISEB
9 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.00%) ETL
10 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
10 6 (12.00%) Open Source
10 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
11 5 (10.00%) Analytics
11 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
11 5 (10.00%) Android
11 5 (10.00%) .NET
11 5 (10.00%) VMware
12 4 (8.00%) Validation
12 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
12 4 (8.00%) Project Management
12 4 (8.00%) Service Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 33 (66.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Banking
3 9 (18.00%) Retail
3 9 (18.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (6.00%) Designer
7 2 (4.00%) PMO Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.00%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) Java EE
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) XHTML
5 1 (2.00%) SAML
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Android
1 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (24.00%) Change Management
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.00%) ETL
5 6 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (12.00%) Open Source
6 5 (10.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.00%) Release Management
7 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) HND
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) VMware
2 4 (8.00%) Veeam
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Planview
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp