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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 76 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.81% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £348 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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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
1087 869 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.76% 71.64% 66.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 469 281
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £151.40 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Test Management
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Markit EDM
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Fund Accounting
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.26%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) XML Schema

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Test Management
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) B2B
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com