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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 56 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20  
Contract jobs citing QA 18 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.51% 3.02% 3.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.11% 17.54% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 32
Median daily rate £385 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance 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 quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 178 228 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 14.96% 17.21% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 103 102
Median daily rate £388 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +15.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.81%) Selenium
6 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (21.43%) SQL
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
8 7 (16.67%) Project Management
8 7 (16.67%) SDLC
8 7 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
9 6 (14.29%) Use Case
9 6 (14.29%) Finance
9 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 6 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.90%) JUnit
10 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.90%) Unix
10 5 (11.90%) MVC
10 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) BDD
10 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
10 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Mockito
11 4 (9.52%) Microservices
11 4 (9.52%) Defect Management
11 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting

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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 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.38%) GeoServer
1 1 (2.38%) SAS
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.76%) GIS
3 2 (4.76%) Redis
3 2 (4.76%) Spatial Data
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 10 (23.81%) Selenium
3 5 (11.90%) JUnit
3 5 (11.90%) Mockito
3 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.52%) DbUnit
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Appium
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) ERwin
7 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.38%) JBehave
7 1 (2.38%) JMeter
7 1 (2.38%) jMock
7 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.38%) Protractor
7 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (19.05%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 4 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior .NET Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior C# Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk Manager
4 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) SOAP
1 4 (9.52%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) Node.js
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) NHibernate
3 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.76%) SignalR
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) Leaflet
4 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.38%) Photography
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
3 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Use Case
8 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) MVC
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Benchmarking
9 4 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.52%) Microservices
9 4 (9.52%) SOA
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) Delphi
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) CA
3 2 (4.76%) ESRI
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Avaya
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) Teradata
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
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