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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 73 70 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
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£375 £231 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
1113 887 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.81% 72.65% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 465 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) ISEB
5 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.00%) HP
8 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
8 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (10.00%) JUnit
8 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.00%) GIS
8 2 (10.00%) ESRI
8 2 (10.00%) ArcGIS
8 2 (10.00%) ArcSDE
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) NUnit
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) ArcGIS
1 2 (10.00%) ArcSDE
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JUnit
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.00%) NUnit
1 2 (10.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
1 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) ESRI
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com