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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 47 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.45% 2.42% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.96% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 12
Median daily rate £290 £280 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1145 1148 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.49% 81.65% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 642 586
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 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 34 (47.89%) Finance
2 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (29.58%) Web Services
4 21 (29.58%) Law
5 16 (22.54%) SQL
5 16 (22.54%) Linux
6 15 (21.13%) Java
7 14 (19.72%) HTTP
8 13 (18.31%) Security Testing
8 13 (18.31%) Information Assurance
8 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
9 11 (15.49%) RESTful
9 11 (15.49%) System Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
9 11 (15.49%) Mac OS X
9 11 (15.49%) XML
9 11 (15.49%) SOAP
9 11 (15.49%) Banking
9 11 (15.49%) Web Development
9 11 (15.49%) JSON
10 10 (14.08%) Java EE
10 10 (14.08%) Scrum
10 10 (14.08%) Oracle
10 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (14.08%) SDLC
10 10 (14.08%) Defect Management
11 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (12.68%) Web Filtering

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 6 (8.45%) JBoss
2 5 (7.04%) Apache
2 5 (7.04%) nginx
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Project
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.41%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) HTTP
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) SSL
2 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) FTP
3 2 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.82%) SAN
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) LAN
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 7 (9.86%) Selenium
2 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.63%) Firebug
4 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (47.89%) Finance
2 21 (29.58%) Law
3 11 (15.49%) Banking
4 8 (11.27%) Retail
5 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
6 4 (5.63%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) Test Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) PHP Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.04%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Tester
5 4 (5.63%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Agile Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Build Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) Web Services
2 11 (15.49%) JSON
2 11 (15.49%) RESTful
2 11 (15.49%) SOAP
2 11 (15.49%) XML
3 10 (14.08%) Java EE
4 6 (8.45%) Flash
5 5 (7.04%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.04%) CSS
5 5 (7.04%) CSS3
5 5 (7.04%) HTML
5 5 (7.04%) HTML5
5 5 (7.04%) jQuery
5 5 (7.04%) RequireJS
6 2 (2.82%) .NET
7 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.04%) Data Extraction
4 3 (4.23%) User Experience
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Mac OS X
3 5 (7.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (18.31%) Information Assurance
3 13 (18.31%) Security Testing
3 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
4 11 (15.49%) System Testing
4 11 (15.49%) Web Development
5 10 (14.08%) Defect Management
5 10 (14.08%) Scrum
5 10 (14.08%) SDLC
6 9 (12.68%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (12.68%) Migration
6 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
6 9 (12.68%) Web Filtering
7 8 (11.27%) Analytics
7 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics
7 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) Java
3 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) PHP
4 5 (7.04%) PHP 5
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 2 (2.82%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) JCL
6 2 (2.82%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) ISEB
2 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.23%) IISP
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.63%) FATCA
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle
2 2 (2.82%) Charles River
2 2 (2.82%) Veeam
2 2 (2.82%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) IBM
3 1 (1.41%) Planview
3 1 (1.41%) Twitter