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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 54 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.24% 2.00% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.50% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Median daily rate £290 £266 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -29.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £330 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
1242 1160 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.87% 80.11% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 663 553
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 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 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) Finance
3 29 (38.16%) Web Services
4 24 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (30.26%) Java
6 22 (28.95%) SQL
7 18 (23.68%) Oracle
7 18 (23.68%) Scrum
8 17 (22.37%) Java EE
8 17 (22.37%) Linux
9 16 (21.05%) JIRA
9 16 (21.05%) Law
9 16 (21.05%) Defect Management
10 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
10 15 (19.74%) HTTP
11 14 (18.42%) Waterfall
11 14 (18.42%) Security Testing
11 14 (18.42%) Kanban
11 14 (18.42%) SoapUI
11 14 (18.42%) User Stories
12 13 (17.11%) Information Assurance
12 13 (17.11%) RESTful
12 13 (17.11%) JBoss
12 13 (17.11%) Unix
12 13 (17.11%) SOA
12 13 (17.11%) JSON
13 12 (15.79%) Web Development
13 12 (15.79%) Banking
13 12 (15.79%) XML
13 12 (15.79%) SOAP

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 13 (17.11%) JBoss
2 5 (6.58%) Apache
2 5 (6.58%) nginx
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) MS Project
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) DNS
2 3 (3.95%) SSL
2 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.32%) HBase
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) JIRA
2 14 (18.42%) SoapUI
3 12 (15.79%) Selenium
4 11 (14.47%) Firebug
5 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 16 (21.05%) Law
3 12 (15.79%) Banking
4 8 (10.53%) Retail
4 8 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.58%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Tester
4 8 (10.53%) Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.58%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
7 4 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Systems Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Fraud Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) Web Services
2 17 (22.37%) Java EE
3 13 (17.11%) JSON
3 13 (17.11%) RESTful
4 12 (15.79%) SOAP
4 12 (15.79%) XML
5 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.89%) CSS
6 6 (7.89%) CSS3
6 6 (7.89%) Flash
6 6 (7.89%) HTML
6 6 (7.89%) jQuery
6 6 (7.89%) RequireJS
7 5 (6.58%) HTML5
8 2 (2.63%) .NET
9 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.32%) LAMP
9 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Data Extraction
2 6 (7.89%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) Unix
3 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.95%) Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (23.68%) Scrum
4 16 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
6 14 (18.42%) Kanban
6 14 (18.42%) Security Testing
6 14 (18.42%) User Stories
6 14 (18.42%) Waterfall
7 13 (17.11%) Information Assurance
7 13 (17.11%) SOA
8 12 (15.79%) System Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Web Development
9 11 (14.47%) SDLC
10 10 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (13.16%) Migration
10 10 (13.16%) Open Source
10 10 (13.16%) Project Management
10 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.58%) Perl
4 5 (6.58%) PHP
4 5 (6.58%) PHP 5
5 3 (3.95%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) JCL
6 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.95%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.58%) FATCA
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Veeam
2 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) Charles River
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Planview
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter