The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 88 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCAG 5 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% - 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.47% - 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £475 - £301
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -
WCAG
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
144 161 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.15% 11.85% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 102 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £199 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +375.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WCAG
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCAG across the Edinburgh region.

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WCAG
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WCAG also 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 that cited WCAG.

1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) OWASP
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) User Stories
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) WAI
2 2 (40.00%) Web Accessibility
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WCAG also 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 that cited WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) QA Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) OWASP
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) WAI