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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 72 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.089% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.12% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£265 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.14%
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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
940 808 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 71.63% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 388 318
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) Test Management
7 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (21.43%) XML
8 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) JSON
8 6 (21.43%) System Testing
8 6 (21.43%) RESTful
8 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.86%) Open Source
9 5 (17.86%) Web Development
9 5 (17.86%) DSDM
9 5 (17.86%) HTTP
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) WordPress
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Release Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) XML
2 6 (21.43%) JSON
2 6 (21.43%) RESTful
3 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) SOAP
4 4 (14.29%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) HTML5
6 2 (7.14%) .NET
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.57%) EDI
7 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Blog
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Management
6 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) System Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (17.86%) Web Development
8 5 (17.86%) DSDM
9 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 4 (14.29%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (14.29%) Dependency Management
9 4 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) C++
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle