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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 63 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 30 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.10% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 0.87% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate £450 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £376 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £400 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
1161 1040 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.30% 79.27% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 577 437
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Banking
3 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 12 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 11 (19.64%) Retail
7 10 (17.86%) Test Management
7 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
7 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.07%) Retail Banking
8 9 (16.07%) ISEB
8 9 (16.07%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (14.29%) SQL
10 7 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (12.50%) Records Management
11 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
11 6 (10.71%) Migration
11 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Degree
12 5 (8.93%) Service Management
12 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
13 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
13 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
13 4 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
13 4 (7.14%) Portfolio Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.36%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
General
1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Banking
3 11 (19.64%) Retail
4 9 (16.07%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
2 19 (33.93%) Test Manager
3 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Project Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) IT Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Programme Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Java EE
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 10 (17.86%) Test Management
5 9 (16.07%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (12.50%) Records Management
6 7 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Migration
7 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Service Management
9 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.14%) IT Governance
9 4 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (7.14%) ITSM
9 4 (7.14%) Performance Management
9 4 (7.14%) Project Management
9 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.07%) ISEB
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) COBIT
2 3 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) Basel III
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) FATCA
3 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) vCloud
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) FrontRange
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
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