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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 50 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +32
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 41 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.32% 2.75% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 3.35% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 4
Median daily rate £325 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £389 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
735 1225 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.04% 82.05% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 615 609
Median daily rate £413 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Law
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Selenium
6 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 6 (23.08%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) ISEB
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) User Stories
7 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
9 3 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) ITIL
9 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Use Case
9 3 (11.54%) Node.js
9 3 (11.54%) ES6
9 3 (11.54%) Isomorphic Development

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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
1 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) GIS
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) StarTeam
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) SilkTest
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
1 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) GIS Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Services Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) React
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) EJB
3 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) Struts
3 1 (3.85%) Struts2
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
4 5 (19.23%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) User Stories
5 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
6 3 (11.54%) Isomorphic Development
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Use Case
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) ES6
3 3 (11.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCITP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) MCTS
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
1 2 (7.69%) Citrix
1 2 (7.69%) HP
1 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Veritas
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle