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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 75 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.98% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.16% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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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
1394 1112 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 91.67% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 588 400
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) QA
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 4 (16.00%) Python
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Big Data
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (12.00%) PHP
7 3 (12.00%) C++
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (8.00%) JMeter
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.00%) Ant
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (4.00%) VisualVM
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Open Source
3 2 (8.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.00%) SOA
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) System Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Product Management
7 1 (4.00%) Usability Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) XPath
5 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) HNC
4 2 (8.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) HP