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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 64 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 31 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.29% 1.87% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.30% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 15
Median daily rate £263 £280 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £224 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £344 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
1123 1175 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.82% 81.43% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 610 622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
Median hourly rate £15.82 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 30 June 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 30 June 2016, 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 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 24 (36.36%) Law
2 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.79%) SQL
4 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (19.70%) Java
6 12 (18.18%) Web Services
7 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (15.15%) Defect Management
8 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.64%) Information Assurance
8 9 (13.64%) Oracle
8 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (13.64%) ETL
8 9 (13.64%) Java EE
8 9 (13.64%) Scrum
9 8 (12.12%) JIRA
9 8 (12.12%) Banking
9 8 (12.12%) Linux
9 8 (12.12%) Selenium
9 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.12%) User Stories
10 7 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
10 7 (10.61%) Migration
11 6 (9.09%) Retail
11 6 (9.09%) Flash
11 6 (9.09%) HTTP

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 5 (7.58%) JBoss
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
2 3 (4.55%) nginx
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Project
2 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.52%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) FTP
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) JIRA
1 8 (12.12%) Selenium
2 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.55%) Firebug
3 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.03%) StarTeam
General
1 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 24 (36.36%) Law
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 6 (9.09%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Architect
4 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.58%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Tester
5 4 (6.06%) Data Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 4 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Tester
7 2 (3.03%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Web Services
2 9 (13.64%) Java EE
3 6 (9.09%) Flash
4 5 (7.58%) JSON
4 5 (7.58%) RESTful
4 5 (7.58%) SOAP
4 5 (7.58%) XML
5 3 (4.55%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) CSS3
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) RequireJS
6 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Data Extraction
3 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) AIX
4 2 (3.03%) Windows
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (15.15%) Defect Management
4 9 (13.64%) ETL
4 9 (13.64%) Information Assurance
4 9 (13.64%) Scrum
4 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
4 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
5 8 (12.12%) User Stories
6 7 (10.61%) Migration
6 7 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.09%) Kanban
8 5 (7.58%) Analytics
8 5 (7.58%) Data Analytics
8 5 (7.58%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.58%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) SQL
2 13 (19.70%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) PHP
4 3 (4.55%) PHP 5
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) JCL
5 2 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.03%) MCITP
4 2 (3.03%) MCSA
4 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) MCTS
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (3.03%) Charles River
2 2 (3.03%) Citrix
2 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Veeam
2 2 (3.03%) Veritas
2 2 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (1.52%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Planview
3 1 (1.52%) TSYS
3 1 (1.52%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £46,424 to £54,458 per annum Fixed Term Contract (23 months)
Posted: 8 days ago