The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 - 86
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% - 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £420 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £320
% change year-on-year +11.94% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Agile Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 760 1258 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.63% 82.76% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 707 679
Median daily rate £400 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Agile Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in Edinburgh

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in Edinburgh

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (50.00%) PostGIS
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) GIS
3 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Ansible
3 3 (50.00%) QGIS
3 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (50.00%) Spatial Data
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Agile Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) GIS
1 3 (50.00%) QGIS
1 3 (50.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (50.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (50.00%) PostGIS
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible