The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 56 68
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.28% 0.26% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
958 529 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 71.92% 69.97% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 240 406
Average daily rate £396 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 23
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +144.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Testing
Scotland

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) Java
1 14 (50.00%) SOA
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Scrum
2 13 (46.43%) JBoss
3 10 (35.71%) Web Services
4 8 (28.57%) Java EE
4 8 (28.57%) Test Management
4 8 (28.57%) Drools
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) SOAP
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Service Management
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) UNIX
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Product Management
8 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (10.71%) System Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (10.71%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Hudson
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) Java EE
2 8 (28.57%) Drools
3 5 (17.86%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) REST
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) FMCG
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 1 (3.57%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) SOA
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Scrum
3 8 (28.57%) Test Management
4 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.00%) User Stories
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Service Management
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Product Management
8 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (10.71%) System Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Matrix Management
8 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) JBoss
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects