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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 61 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 1.13% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.56% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£266 £216 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.26% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £204 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £345 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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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
1116 900 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.81% 72.76% 70.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 475 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 30 March 2015, 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 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) ISEB
6 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.00%) Back Office
8 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Java
9 3 (12.00%) ETL
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) HP
9 3 (12.00%) Scrum
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) System Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics
10 2 (8.00%) User Stories
10 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.00%) Test Management
10 2 (8.00%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2 (8.00%) WordPress
2 1 (4.00%) nginx
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Back Office
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XHTML
2 1 (4.00%) SAML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) AS400
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blog
2 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) System Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Planview
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Rate: £240 - £250 per day
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day
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