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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 32 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.18% 1.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.61% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
Average daily rate
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£266 £403 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.85% +49.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.65 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +12.38%
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
1125 933 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.48% 72.95% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 558 275
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Banking
6 9 (22.50%) ISEB
7 7 (17.50%) Change Management
7 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
8 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
8 6 (15.00%) Retail
8 6 (15.00%) Migration
8 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.50%) ETL
9 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) Back Office
9 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
9 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (10.00%) Open Source
10 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (10.00%) Analytics
10 4 (10.00%) Test Management
10 4 (10.00%) Android
10 4 (10.00%) VMware
10 4 (10.00%) .NET
10 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.00%) Java
10 4 (10.00%) Linux
11 3 (7.50%) SharePoint

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Retail
4 5 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Analyst
2 20 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.50%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Junior
7 1 (2.50%) Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.00%) Java EE
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) XHTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) SAML
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.50%) Blog
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (10.00%) Android
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) Migration
5 5 (12.50%) ETL
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Test Management
6 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Validation
7 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Veeam
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) NetApp
3 1 (2.50%) Planview
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £340 - £355 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 21 days ago