The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 74 73 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.61% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£301 £285 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £303 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +90.00%
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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
952 847 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.56% 72.09% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 410 327
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.85 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Edinburgh region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Edinburgh region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Retail
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (38.10%) SAS
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) DSDM
7 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) RESTful
8 3 (14.29%) Struts2
8 3 (14.29%) JSON
8 3 (14.29%) FMCG
8 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
8 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) SAS
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) JBuilder
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) SAS Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
1 4 (19.05%) XML
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) Struts
2 3 (14.29%) EJB
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) JSON
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 3 (14.29%) Struts2
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (14.29%) FMCG
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (19.05%) DSDM
3 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase
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