The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 82 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.04% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.09% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 11
Average daily rate £261 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
1465 1380 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.44% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 783 669
Average daily rate £400 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) JIRA
3 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 11 (34.38%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Selenium
7 7 (21.88%) BDD
7 7 (21.88%) User Stories
7 7 (21.88%) Java EE
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Kanban
8 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
9 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
9 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
9 5 (15.63%) Test Management
9 5 (15.63%) QA
9 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
9 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) JBoss
9 5 (15.63%) SOA
10 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (15.63%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) WordPress
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) HBase
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) JIRA
2 8 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
3 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Firebug
5 1 (3.13%) Calabash
5 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.13%) JBehave
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) Java EE
3 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.25%) RESTful
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) HPUX
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Scrum
3 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.88%) BDD
4 7 (21.88%) User Stories
5 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Kanban
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (15.63%) SOA
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
7 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) Vermilion