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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 55 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.12% 1.25% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.30% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
Median daily rate £400 £270 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £237 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
802 1385 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 95.85% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 711 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
2 12 (38.71%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) BDD
4 9 (29.03%) Selenium
5 8 (25.81%) HP
6 7 (22.58%) Python
6 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) CRM
8 5 (16.13%) J2EE
8 5 (16.13%) GIS
8 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
8 5 (16.13%) QGIS
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Testing
9 4 (12.90%) OpenView
9 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
10 3 (9.68%) Validation
10 3 (9.68%) Migration

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 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Endur
1 1 (3.23%) Findur
1 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.23%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) GIS
1 5 (16.13%) QGIS
2 3 (9.68%) Spatial Data
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) Selenium
3 7 (22.58%) JIRA
4 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
6 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (6.45%) Jasmine
7 2 (6.45%) Protractor
8 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.23%) JMeter
8 1 (3.23%) Maven
8 1 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) J2EE
2 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.68%) PostGIS
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) Java EE
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) BDD
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Data Validation
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Kanban
7 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.68%) User Stories
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (12.90%) OpenView
2 3 (9.68%) Ansible
2 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Charles River
3 1 (3.23%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Netezza