Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 12 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 70 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 77 71 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.71% 2.41% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.92% 15.67% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £224 £268 £295
90th Percentile £575 £456 £514
Scotland median daily rate £375 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £25.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.25 £23.63 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.88% +21.15% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 336 453 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.84% 15.39% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 280 145
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £191 £206 £155
90th Percentile £550 £564 £545
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.42% -14.41% -14.42%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.63 £21.18
90th Percentile £31.50 £32.88 £38.73
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.70% -25.50% -23.08%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 20 (25.97%) Oracle
4 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (19.48%) ETL
6 15 (19.48%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (18.18%) Retail
7 14 (18.18%) Finance
7 14 (18.18%) Ab Initio
8 13 (16.88%) Teradata
8 13 (16.88%) JIRA
8 13 (16.88%) Unix
8 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
8 13 (16.88%) Data Integration
9 12 (15.58%) Project Management
10 11 (14.29%) Java
11 10 (12.99%) Banking
12 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
12 9 (11.69%) DevOps
12 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
13 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
13 8 (10.39%) BDD
13 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
14 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
14 7 (9.09%) Investment Management
14 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

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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 4 (5.19%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 3 (3.90%) JBoss
2 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.60%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) MQTT
1 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 3 (3.90%) OLAP
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) JIRA
2 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.09%) Selenium
5 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.90%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.90%) Maven
5 3 (3.90%) Subversion
6 2 (2.60%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.60%) Protractor
6 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.60%) Toad
6 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.30%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Introscope
7 1 (1.30%) Trac
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
1 14 (18.18%) Retail
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Law
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) Ab Initio Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) QA Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.90%) PMO Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Tester
8 2 (2.60%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) XML
3 3 (3.90%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Camel
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) JMS
3 3 (3.90%) JSON
3 3 (3.90%) LDAP
3 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 3 (3.90%) WCF
3 3 (3.90%) XSD
4 1 (1.30%) J2EE
4 1 (1.30%) JSP
4 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.30%) Servlets
4 1 (1.30%) SOAP
4 1 (1.30%) SPML
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.60%) e-Health
2 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.30%) Blog
3 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.30%) Handset
3 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Unix
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
3 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (19.48%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (19.48%) ETL
5 13 (16.88%) Data Integration
6 12 (15.58%) Project Management
7 9 (11.69%) DevOps
7 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.39%) BDD
8 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.09%) ETL Development
9 7 (9.09%) Investment Management
9 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.79%) Migration
10 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.79%) Test Management
11 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
3 11 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.30%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) Degree
1 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) PMO
2 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.60%) IFRS
4 1 (1.30%) GDPR
4 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.30%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Oracle
2 14 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 13 (16.88%) Teradata
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.19%) CA
5 4 (5.19%) IBM
6 3 (3.90%) VMware
7 2 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.30%) BMC
8 1 (1.30%) Charles River
8 1 (1.30%) Informatica
8 1 (1.30%) Sybase
8 1 (1.30%) Talend
8 1 (1.30%) Twitter
8 1 (1.30%) Vermilion