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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 84 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 1.13% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.17% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Median daily rate £261 £323 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.22% +24.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £478 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
1346 1363 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.19% 95.85% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 744 679
Median daily rate £400 £356 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £269 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) JIRA
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (21.74%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Java EE
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) Kanban
8 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
8 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
8 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
9 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 2 (8.70%) WordPress
3 1 (4.35%) CICS
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) Java EE
3 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) User Stories
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 4 (17.39%) Kanban
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Management
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) SOA
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) HP