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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 51 76 58
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 42 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.95% 0.59% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 0.75% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 11
Average daily rate £350 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £334 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £432 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
1164 1071 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.57% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 592 444
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 44 (54.32%) Finance
2 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (33.33%) Banking
4 25 (30.86%) Web Services
5 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (25.93%) SQL
7 19 (23.46%) Retail
8 18 (22.22%) Retail Banking
8 18 (22.22%) Java
8 18 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 17 (20.99%) Unix
9 17 (20.99%) Migration
10 16 (19.75%) Test Automation
11 15 (18.52%) JIRA
11 15 (18.52%) Security Testing
11 15 (18.52%) SDLC
11 15 (18.52%) Oracle
11 15 (18.52%) Scrum
12 14 (17.28%) Java EE
12 14 (17.28%) Linux
12 14 (17.28%) Information Assurance
12 14 (17.28%) Waterfall
13 13 (16.05%) HTTP
13 13 (16.05%) Project Management
14 12 (14.81%) SOA
14 12 (14.81%) JBoss
14 12 (14.81%) System Testing
14 12 (14.81%) Kanban
14 12 (14.81%) Selenium
14 12 (14.81%) User Stories

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (14.81%) JBoss
2 4 (4.94%) Apache
2 4 (4.94%) nginx
2 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.70%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) SSL
2 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.23%) HBase
6 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) JIRA
2 12 (14.81%) Selenium
2 12 (14.81%) SoapUI
3 11 (13.58%) Firebug
4 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.23%) JMeter
6 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (54.32%) Finance
2 27 (33.33%) Banking
3 19 (23.46%) Retail
4 18 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.41%) General Ledger
6 4 (4.94%) Front Office
6 4 (4.94%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Analyst
2 26 (32.10%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Architect
4 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Designer
8 4 (4.94%) Finance Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Finance Systems Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Fraud Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) Web Services
2 14 (17.28%) Java EE
3 11 (13.58%) JSON
3 11 (13.58%) RESTful
4 10 (12.35%) SOAP
4 10 (12.35%) XML
5 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.41%) CSS
6 6 (7.41%) CSS3
6 6 (7.41%) HTML
6 6 (7.41%) jQuery
6 6 (7.41%) RequireJS
7 5 (6.17%) HTML5
8 2 (2.47%) .NET
9 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Data Extraction
3 4 (4.94%) User Experience
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Unix
2 14 (17.28%) Linux
3 10 (12.35%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.70%) Windows
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 17 (20.99%) Migration
5 16 (19.75%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.52%) Scrum
6 15 (18.52%) SDLC
6 15 (18.52%) Security Testing
7 14 (17.28%) Information Assurance
7 14 (17.28%) Waterfall
8 13 (16.05%) Project Management
9 12 (14.81%) Kanban
9 12 (14.81%) SOA
9 12 (14.81%) System Testing
9 12 (14.81%) User Stories
10 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (12.35%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (12.35%) Open Source
10 10 (12.35%) Web Development
10 10 (12.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) SQL
2 18 (22.22%) Java
3 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) Perl
4 4 (4.94%) PHP
4 4 (4.94%) PHP 5
5 2 (2.47%) C#
5 2 (2.47%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) ISEB
2 4 (4.94%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) FATCA
2 5 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) HDFS
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (4.94%) IBM
3 3 (3.70%) CODA
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.70%) Sage
3 3 (3.70%) Sun
4 2 (2.47%) Charles River
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) Informatica
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.23%) Teradata
5 1 (1.23%) Veeam
5 1 (1.23%) VMware