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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 84 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.94% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.21% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £415 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +34.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £335 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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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
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Fund Accounting
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Windows

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) LLU
2 1 (6.25%) ADSL
2 1 (6.25%) PSTN
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) JBuilder
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) EJB
4 1 (6.25%) Struts
4 1 (6.25%) XSL
4 1 (6.25%) XHTML
4 1 (6.25%) SAML
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Blog
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Fund Accounting
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
4 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile First
5 2 (12.50%) API Design
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) RPG
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) XQuery
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
4 1 (6.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) BT