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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 70 51 71
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 39 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 2.29% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.77% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Median daily rate £400 £437 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.36% +38.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £356 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £543 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
836 1406 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.93% 82.42% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 744 534
Median daily rate £388 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £15.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.41% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Business Transformation
6 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Law
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.88%) Twitter

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 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.88%) Endur
2 1 (5.88%) Findur
2 1 (5.88%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Law
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Build Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Business Transformation
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Charles River
2 1 (5.88%) Fidessa
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter