The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 71 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 0.099% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.14% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£260 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
944 723 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.68% 71.87% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 355 334
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Software Testing
Scotland

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 July 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 July 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 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Management
3 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
5 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X
7 6 (20.00%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) SOAP
7 6 (20.00%) XML
7 6 (20.00%) JSON
7 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) System Testing
7 6 (20.00%) RESTful
7 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (16.67%) Open Source
8 5 (16.67%) Web Development
8 5 (16.67%) DSDM
8 5 (16.67%) HTTP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (3.33%) WordPress
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
1 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Release Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) SOAP
2 6 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) JSON
2 6 (20.00%) RESTful
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) CSS3
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
6 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.33%) Drools
7 1 (3.33%) Java EE
7 1 (3.33%) EDI
7 1 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Management
3 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) System Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 5 (16.67%) DSDM
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (13.33%) Dependency Management
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
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