The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 74 52 68
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.40% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.57% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 523 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.04% 69.46% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 236 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) FMCG
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) DSDM
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Drools
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) FMCG
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.14%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Test Management
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) DSDM
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) CA
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss