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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 69 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.89% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.24% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £419 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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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
918 806 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 71.90% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 386 326
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) Markit EDM
4 7 (43.75%) ETL
4 7 (43.75%) Migration
5 6 (37.50%) Investment Management
5 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
6 4 (25.00%) Back Office
6 4 (25.00%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
9 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
9 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (6.25%) System Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management
9 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Sybase
9 1 (6.25%) MS Office
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (6.25%) MS Excel

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ETL
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Investment Management
2 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata
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