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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 77 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.66% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.69% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Median daily rate £100 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
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
1140 1591 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.69% 94.93% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 853 643
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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
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 August 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 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) JIRA
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) Ansible
5 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Validation
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) PostGIS
6 4 (22.22%) Spatial Data
6 4 (22.22%) QGIS
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) GIS
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services

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 2 (11.11%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
1 4 (22.22%) QGIS
1 4 (22.22%) Spatial Data
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) JIRA
2 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) PostGIS
3 3 (16.67%) Java EE
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (11.11%) EPoS
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) User Stories
3 5 (27.78%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) TADDM
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
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