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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 70 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.44% 1.08% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.32% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Median daily rate £245 £429 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +61.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.62% -42.85%
Software Testing
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
972 1361 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.30% 81.69% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 730 546
Median daily rate £380 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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
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 25 August 2016, 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 35 (68.63%) Finance
2 27 (52.94%) Law
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
4 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
6 7 (13.73%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) Flash
7 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (11.76%) ETL
7 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
7 6 (11.76%) Selenium
7 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (9.80%) User Stories
9 4 (7.84%) ISEB
9 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.84%) Linux
9 4 (7.84%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (7.84%) Security Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Banking
9 4 (7.84%) Retail
9 4 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (7.84%) Defect Management
9 4 (7.84%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.84%) Data Mapping
9 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture

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 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Project
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) LAN
1 2 (3.92%) SAN
1 2 (3.92%) VoIP
1 2 (3.92%) WAN
1 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) GIS
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Selenium
2 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.96%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (68.63%) Finance
2 27 (52.94%) Law
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Data Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 4 (7.84%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (3.92%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Flash
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Java EE
3 2 (3.92%) Node.js
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) JSON
4 1 (1.96%) React
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) AIX
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
2 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (11.76%) ETL
4 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
4 5 (9.80%) User Stories
5 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
5 4 (7.84%) Data Mapping
5 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.84%) Defect Management
5 4 (7.84%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (7.84%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance
5 4 (7.84%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) ES6
4 2 (3.92%) JCL
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
4 2 (3.92%) MCSA
4 2 (3.92%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) MCTS
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco
1 2 (3.92%) Citrix
1 2 (3.92%) Intel Security
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle
1 2 (3.92%) Veeam
1 2 (3.92%) Veritas
1 2 (3.92%) VMware
2 1 (1.96%) HP
2 1 (1.96%) Planview
2 1 (1.96%) TSYS
2 1 (1.96%) Twitter