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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 72 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 1.33% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.86% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +22.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Investment Management
5 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 3 (21.43%) Back Office
5 3 (21.43%) AS400
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (7.14%) WordPress
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) AS400
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Investment Management
3 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PHP5
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft