The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 57 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.66% 1.14% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Median daily rate £350 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £183 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
874 1430 1407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.47% 95.59% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 705 757
Median daily rate £400 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.44% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.77 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £41.50 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Edinburgh region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Edinburgh region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 9 (36.00%) QGIS
4 9 (36.00%) GIS
4 9 (36.00%) QA
4 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (32.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (32.00%) JIRA
5 8 (32.00%) Validation
5 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (32.00%) Ansible
5 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
6 7 (28.00%) Data Validation
6 7 (28.00%) PostGIS
6 7 (28.00%) Spatial Data
7 6 (24.00%) Selenium
7 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (24.00%) HP
7 6 (24.00%) Java
8 5 (20.00%) Python
8 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) User Stories
8 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
9 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (16.00%) Test Automation

Tester Skill Set
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 (4.00%) Endur
1 1 (4.00%) Findur
1 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.00%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) GIS
1 9 (36.00%) QGIS
2 7 (28.00%) Spatial Data
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (32.00%) JIRA
4 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (8.00%) Protractor
7 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (28.00%) PostGIS
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) Java EE
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) BDD
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Validation
4 7 (28.00%) Data Validation
5 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (20.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) Kanban
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
9 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (8.00%) ETL
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (8.00%) SLA
4 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Ansible
2 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (8.00%) OpenView
3 2 (8.00%) TADDM
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) EMC
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Charles River
4 1 (4.00%) Fidessa