Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 60 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 81 44 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.80% 2.50% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.49% 20.47% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 34
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +29.17% -25.47%
10th Percentile £291 £274 £216
90th Percentile £500 £496 £425
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £25.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -

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 463 215 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.03% 12.24% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 123 199
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £209 £155 £211
90th Percentile £575 £560 £476
Scotland median daily rate £378 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +0.67% +10.29% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £32.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% -14.42% +69.45%
10th Percentile £20.75 £21.18 £31.14
90th Percentile £130.25 £38.73 £33.71
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £32.43
% change year-on-year -4.00% -22.90% +102.66%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, 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 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.51%) Finance
3 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 20 (24.69%) Java
5 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (20.99%) Project Management
6 15 (18.52%) Python
6 15 (18.52%) BDD
7 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
7 13 (16.05%) Scrum
7 13 (16.05%) Banking
8 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
8 11 (13.58%) Kanban
9 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.35%) TDD
9 10 (12.35%) SQL
10 9 (11.11%) C#
10 9 (11.11%) Unix
11 8 (9.88%) Selenium
11 8 (9.88%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (9.88%) SDLC
12 7 (8.64%) Matrix Organization
12 7 (8.64%) Use Case
12 7 (8.64%) Degree
12 7 (8.64%) Data Analysis
12 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
12 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
12 7 (8.64%) ETL
12 7 (8.64%) .NET

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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 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.94%) IaaS
2 4 (4.94%) PaaS
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) CTI
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) DNS
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.94%) GIS
3 4 (4.94%) Redis
3 4 (4.94%) Spatial Data
4 3 (3.70%) Big Data
4 3 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.70%) QGIS
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Selenium
2 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.70%) JIRA
5 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.47%) Protractor
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.23%) Appium
6 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.23%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.23%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (39.51%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.88%) Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Java Developer in Test
7 5 (6.17%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Development Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Development Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Software Development Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) .NET Core
2 6 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 6 (7.41%) Entity Framework
2 6 (7.41%) SignalR
3 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.94%) JSON
3 4 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.94%) SOAP
3 4 (4.94%) XML
4 3 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) Java EE
4 3 (3.70%) PostGIS
5 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.47%) LESS
5 2 (2.47%) REST
5 2 (2.47%) RESTful
5 2 (2.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) Blog
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.70%) User Experience
6 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.23%) CMDB
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.23%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Unix
2 5 (6.17%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 17 (20.99%) Project Management
3 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (18.52%) BDD
5 13 (16.05%) Scrum
6 11 (13.58%) Kanban
6 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
7 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.35%) TDD
8 8 (9.88%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (9.88%) SDLC
9 7 (8.64%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.64%) ETL
9 7 (8.64%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (8.64%) Use Case
10 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.41%) MVC
10 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 6 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Java
2 15 (18.52%) Python
3 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.35%) SQL
5 9 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (4.94%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) C++
8 2 (2.47%) ES6
8 2 (2.47%) R
8 2 (2.47%) Scala
8 2 (2.47%) XPath
9 1 (1.23%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.23%) Dart
9 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) VBA
9 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) MCSD
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.47%) ISEB
4 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) PMO
2 2 (2.47%) BS7666
2 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.23%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.47%) Avaya
2 2 (2.47%) VMware
3 1 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.23%) Informatica
3 1 (1.23%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.23%) SAP
3 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.23%) Teradata