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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 62 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 2.01% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 2.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Median daily rate £296 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
716 1204 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.43% 83.32% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 634 611
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017, 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 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) DbUnit
5 4 (28.57%) Mockito
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) JUnit
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

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 (7.14%) Endur
1 1 (7.14%) Findur
1 1 (7.14%) Markit EDM
1 1 (7.14%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) DbUnit
2 4 (28.57%) JUnit
2 4 (28.57%) Mockito
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Java EE
1 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Charles River
2 1 (7.14%) Fidessa
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Northgate