Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 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.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 115 97
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +9
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 27 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.96% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £281 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £438
Scotland median daily rate £406 £415 £369
% change year-on-year -2.11% +12.54% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Non-Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,492 2,553 1,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.27% 86.45% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,247 1,482 996
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £562 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +7.64%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Edinburgh

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Edinburgh

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) JMeter
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Selenium
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) JIRA
6 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
6 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (18.52%) Protractor
7 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (14.81%) BDD
7 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.81%) SDLC
7 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) SOAP
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) DB2
7 4 (14.81%) QA
7 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) JMeter
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
3 5 (18.52%) Protractor
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (7.41%) Robot Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (7.41%) WinRunner
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Node.js
2 2 (7.41%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Blog
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.41%) Statistics
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP ALM
1 2 (7.41%) Rancher
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter