The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 72 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.59% 0.48% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.60% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
Median daily rate £550 £314 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.29% +96.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £357 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
Test Strategy
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
1237 1175 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.70% 79.93% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 676 552
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 31 (64.58%) Finance
2 28 (58.33%) Banking
3 19 (39.58%) Retail
3 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (37.50%) Retail Banking
5 16 (33.33%) Migration
6 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
7 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.58%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (14.58%) Records Management
9 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
11 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Test Management
11 4 (8.33%) ISEB
11 4 (8.33%) Oracle
12 3 (6.25%) Java
12 3 (6.25%) ITIL
12 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
12 3 (6.25%) ITSM
12 3 (6.25%) Service Management
12 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
12 3 (6.25%) FrontRange

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
1 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 31 (64.58%) Finance
2 28 (58.33%) Banking
3 19 (39.58%) Retail
4 18 (37.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Test Manager
2 17 (35.42%) Analyst
3 13 (27.08%) Programme Manager
3 13 (27.08%) Programme Test Manager
3 13 (27.08%) Test Programme Manager
4 10 (20.83%) Business Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Project Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Security Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) IT Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Test Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Migration
3 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (14.58%) Records Management
5 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Test Management
7 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.25%) IT Governance
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Scrum
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) COBIT
2 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) Basel III
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) FrontRange
2 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter