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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 81 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.26% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £308 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £291 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 - £42.50
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
1097 1187 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.67% 81.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 620 618
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £15.82 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.91
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.77%

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
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 July 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 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 21 (55.26%) Banking
3 15 (39.47%) Retail
3 15 (39.47%) Retail Banking
3 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (13.16%) Records Management
9 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
10 3 (7.89%) HP
10 3 (7.89%) ISEB
10 3 (7.89%) ITIL
10 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.89%) Scrum
10 3 (7.89%) ITSM
10 3 (7.89%) Service Management
10 3 (7.89%) Java
10 3 (7.89%) Law
10 3 (7.89%) FrontRange
10 3 (7.89%) IT Governance

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 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
General
1 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 21 (55.26%) Banking
3 15 (39.47%) Retail
3 15 (39.47%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Test Manager
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Programme Manager
2 10 (26.32%) Programme Test Manager
2 10 (26.32%) Test Programme Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Business IT Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) IT Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) IT Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Project Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 7 (18.42%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (13.16%) Records Management
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) ITSM
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
8 3 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) Service Management
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) COBIT
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) FrontRange
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter