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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 47 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 35 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.44% 0.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
1116 926 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.82% 73.73% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 571 289
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
3 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) Banking
4 11 (25.00%) Change Management
5 9 (20.45%) ISEB
6 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.64%) Retail
7 6 (13.64%) ETL
7 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
7 6 (13.64%) Retail Banking
7 6 (13.64%) Data Migration
8 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.36%) Analytics
9 4 (9.09%) VMware
9 4 (9.09%) Back Office
9 4 (9.09%) .NET
9 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.09%) Java
9 4 (9.09%) Linux
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) Android
9 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (9.09%) Open Source
9 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.82%) Data Analytics

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) WordPress
3 1 (2.27%) Lync
3 1 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.27%) JMeter
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 6 (13.64%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) Java EE
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) XHTML
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.27%) Blog
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Change Management
4 7 (15.91%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) ETL
5 6 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 5 (11.36%) Analytics
7 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.09%) Test Management
7 4 (9.09%) Open Source
8 3 (6.82%) Data Analytics
8 3 (6.82%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.82%) Release Management
8 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) PHP5
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) ISEB
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) VMware
2 3 (6.82%) Veeam
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Planview
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) NetApp