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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 64 52 74
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.86% 2.87% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 3.51% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 3
Median daily rate £338 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
676 1140 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.05% 81.78% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 592 568
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -59.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017, 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 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Law
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) ISEB
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Node.js
6 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (16.67%) ES6
6 3 (16.67%) Isomorphic Development
6 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (11.11%) GIS

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 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
1 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) SilkTest
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) React
3 1 (5.56%) EJB
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Struts
3 1 (5.56%) Struts2
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Isomorphic Development
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) ES6
3 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle