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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 77 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 1.37% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.84% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £418 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.14% +30.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +36.36%
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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
1102 922 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.77% 74.18% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 566 295
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £510 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 June 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
2 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Avionics
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) XSL
2 1 (8.33%) XHTML
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (8.33%) Blog
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) OS/400
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) XQuery
2 1 (8.33%) XPath
2 1 (8.33%) RPG/400
2 1 (8.33%) RPG IV
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle