The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 69 51 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.76% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £420 £295 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% -4.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 523 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.04% 69.46% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 236 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
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 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
Scotland

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 18 April 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Project Management
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Retail
3 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (37.50%) FMCG
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (37.50%) Business Transformation
5 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (31.25%) Test Management
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) DSDM
6 5 (31.25%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) Release Management
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
8 3 (18.75%) RESTful
8 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (18.75%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) SAS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) CSS3
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) FMCG
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Project Management
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (37.50%) Business Transformation
4 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (31.25%) Test Management
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) DSDM
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Release Management
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle