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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 64 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.00% 1.49% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.82% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 13
Median daily rate £280 £280 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
1038 1322 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.84% 82.32% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 685 589
Median daily rate £390 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 25 (42.37%) Law
3 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (27.12%) SQL
5 11 (18.64%) Java
5 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.95%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (13.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (13.56%) ETL
8 7 (11.86%) ISTQB
8 7 (11.86%) Security Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Information Assurance
8 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
8 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
9 6 (10.17%) User Stories
9 6 (10.17%) Selenium
9 6 (10.17%) Java EE
9 6 (10.17%) Banking
9 6 (10.17%) Scrum
9 6 (10.17%) Mainframe
9 6 (10.17%) Linux
9 6 (10.17%) Flash
9 6 (10.17%) Oracle
9 6 (10.17%) Web Services
10 5 (8.47%) ISEB
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) Retail
10 5 (8.47%) JIRA

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 (3.39%) JBoss
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.08%) MS Project
1 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
1 3 (5.08%) LAN
1 3 (5.08%) WAN
2 2 (3.39%) FTP
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) SAN
2 2 (3.39%) VoIP
2 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Selenium
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.39%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 25 (42.37%) Law
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 5 (8.47%) Retail
5 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
3 5 (8.47%) Tester
4 4 (6.78%) Data Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 4 (6.78%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.08%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Tester
6 2 (3.39%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Flash
1 6 (10.17%) Java EE
1 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) JSON
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) AIX
2 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (13.56%) ETL
3 8 (13.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
4 7 (11.86%) Information Assurance
4 7 (11.86%) Security Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
5 6 (10.17%) User Stories
6 5 (8.47%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Analytics
7 4 (6.78%) Data Analytics
7 4 (6.78%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) Data Mapping
7 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (6.78%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) JCL
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.47%) ISEB
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCITP
4 2 (3.39%) MCSA
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) MCTS
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Cisco
2 2 (3.39%) Citrix
2 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Veeam
2 2 (3.39%) Veritas
2 2 (3.39%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Charles River
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Planview
3 1 (1.69%) TSYS
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter