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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 62 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.09% 1.44% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.55% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Average daily rate
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£260 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.46% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £305 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
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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
1119 1033 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.95% 92.81% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 460 459
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
6 5 (17.24%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) HNC
7 4 (13.79%) HND
7 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) QA
8 3 (10.34%) JIRA
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Web Services
8 3 (10.34%) Perl
8 3 (10.34%) ISEB
9 2 (6.90%) IBM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Agresso
2 1 (3.45%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Retail
4 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) EDI
3 1 (3.45%) Drools
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) ODBC
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.90%) Social Media
4 1 (3.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.90%) System Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) User Stories
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) HNC
3 4 (13.79%) HND
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
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