Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 68 60
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8 0
Contract jobs citing QA 94 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.35% 2.44% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.39% 18.52% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 25 29
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -27.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £322 £202 £315
90th Percentile £500 £475 £540
Scotland median daily rate £385 £318 £375
% change year-on-year +21.26% -15.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £13.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.50 - £13.50

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 461 243 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.41% 13.19% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 153 193
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £204 £149 £206
90th Percentile £563 £543 £550
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £373
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.17% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +75.93% -71.58%
10th Percentile £14.31 £21.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £121.25 £24.88 £14.25
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +41.30% +17.95% -17.02%

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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 21 April 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 21 April 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 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Finance
3 33 (35.11%) Test Automation
4 24 (25.53%) BDD
4 24 (25.53%) Java
5 18 (19.15%) Scrum
6 17 (18.09%) Project Management
6 17 (18.09%) Selenium
7 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
7 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (14.89%) Risk Management
8 14 (14.89%) TDD
8 14 (14.89%) Banking
8 14 (14.89%) SQL
8 14 (14.89%) SDLC
9 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
10 12 (12.77%) Oracle
10 12 (12.77%) DevOps
11 10 (10.64%) Kanban
11 10 (10.64%) Python
11 10 (10.64%) People Management
12 9 (9.57%) C#
12 9 (9.57%) Cucumber
13 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.45%) .NET
14 7 (7.45%) Unix
14 7 (7.45%) ETL
14 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.45%) User Stories
14 7 (7.45%) JIRA

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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 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) Confluence
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) JBoss
4 1 (1.06%) SAS
4 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.32%) Big Data
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.19%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.13%) GIS
5 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.13%) QGIS
5 2 (2.13%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Selenium
2 9 (9.57%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.45%) JIRA
4 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.19%) Protractor
6 2 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.06%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.06%) Gatling
7 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (43.62%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Analyst
2 12 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.64%) Developer
4 8 (8.51%) QA Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Java Developer in Test
8 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.19%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 6 (6.38%) React
3 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.26%) Middleware
3 4 (4.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.19%) Java EE
4 3 (3.19%) JSON
4 3 (3.19%) Kafka
4 3 (3.19%) Node.js
4 3 (3.19%) Redux
4 3 (3.19%) REST
4 3 (3.19%) RESTful
4 3 (3.19%) SOAP
4 3 (3.19%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.19%) WCF
5 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.26%) User Experience
2 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.19%) iPad
3 2 (2.13%) Blog
3 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Unix
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) Test Automation
3 24 (25.53%) BDD
4 18 (19.15%) Scrum
5 17 (18.09%) Project Management
6 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 14 (14.89%) SDLC
7 14 (14.89%) TDD
8 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
9 12 (12.77%) DevOps
10 10 (10.64%) Kanban
10 10 (10.64%) People Management
11 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.45%) Coaching
12 7 (7.45%) ETL
12 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.45%) User Stories
12 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) Java
2 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.89%) SQL
4 10 (10.64%) Python
5 9 (9.57%) C#
6 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.13%) Scala
9 1 (1.06%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.06%) C++
9 1 (1.06%) Dart
9 1 (1.06%) ES6
9 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Degree
1 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.06%) MBA
3 1 (1.06%) MCSD
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) Data Quality
1 6 (6.38%) PMO
2 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) BS7666
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.19%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.06%) Charles River
4 1 (1.06%) Informatica
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.06%) Teradata
4 1 (1.06%) VMware