The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 61 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.75% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.81% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Average daily rate £300 £280 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -29.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £266 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.20%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1211 742 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.37% 93.33% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 318 536
Average daily rate £385 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -38.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.83 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Tester
Scotland

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 23 April 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 19 (54.29%) HP
2 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 14 (40.00%) SOA
4 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
5 11 (31.43%) Java
6 8 (22.86%) Oracle
6 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) UNIX
8 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) ISEB
9 5 (14.29%) Agresso
10 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.43%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
10 4 (11.43%) Selenium
10 4 (11.43%) ODBC
10 4 (11.43%) HTTP
10 4 (11.43%) HTML
10 4 (11.43%) Perl
10 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.43%) C
10 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (8.57%) Dimensional Modelling

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) FTP
3 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) OLAP
2 3 (8.57%) Star Schema
2 3 (8.57%) Data Mart
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) ODBC
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) EDI
4 1 (2.86%) Drools
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 14 (40.00%) SOA
3 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (8.57%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) BDD
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) User Stories
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) OO
7 1 (2.86%) Web Development
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) HP
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) JBoss
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