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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 77 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.52% 0.43% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.59% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £403 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% -26.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £328 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.40%
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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
990 846 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 73.39% 72.00% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 412 326
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 16
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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 30 October 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) Oracle
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (44.44%) Markit EDM
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 7 (38.89%) Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Investment Management
4 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Back Office
6 4 (22.22%) Data Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Banking
8 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
9 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.56%) System Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Teradata
9 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
9 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 1 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
9 1 (5.56%) Change Control

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) ETL
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (22.22%) Data Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Teradata
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
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