Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 70 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 86 42 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.96% 1.78% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.93% 12.57% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 32
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +8.97%
10th Percentile £350 £252 £300
90th Percentile £540 £466 £488
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £359
% change year-on-year +10.71% -2.37% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £19.25
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -36.23% +23.21% -67.06%

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 375 334 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.90% 14.12% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 198 209
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £195 £155
90th Percentile £554 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +23.38% -40.63%
10th Percentile £13.63 £21.63 £13.98
90th Percentile £43.25 £24.88 £23.93
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -12.82% -42.22%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 27 (31.40%) Finance
4 21 (24.42%) Java
4 21 (24.42%) Selenium
4 21 (24.42%) BDD
5 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
6 15 (17.44%) SQL
6 15 (17.44%) Banking
7 14 (16.28%) Project Management
8 13 (15.12%) People Management
8 13 (15.12%) SDLC
9 11 (12.79%) JIRA
9 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
10 10 (11.63%) Scrum
10 10 (11.63%) Oracle
10 10 (11.63%) Test Management
10 10 (11.63%) DevOps
10 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (10.47%) Release Management
11 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.47%) TDD
11 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
13 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
13 7 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.14%) Coaching

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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 (4.65%) Confluence
1 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Route 53
3 1 (1.16%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.49%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Selenium
2 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.79%) JIRA
4 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.49%) Protractor
7 2 (2.33%) DbUnit
7 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.33%) Toad
8 1 (1.16%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.16%) Gatling
8 1 (1.16%) Introscope
8 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (31.40%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Analyst
2 11 (12.79%) Developer
2 11 (12.79%) Test Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 7 (8.14%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Architect
6 6 (6.98%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Agile Test Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Big Data Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Big Data Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Java Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) SOAP
3 5 (5.81%) React
4 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.49%) Kafka
4 3 (3.49%) Middleware
4 3 (3.49%) Node.js
4 3 (3.49%) Redux
4 3 (3.49%) REST
4 3 (3.49%) Spring
4 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.49%) Web Services
5 2 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.33%) JSON
5 2 (2.33%) LDAP
5 2 (2.33%) RESTful
5 2 (2.33%) WCF
5 2 (2.33%) XML
6 1 (1.16%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.49%) iPad
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Android
1 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 21 (24.42%) BDD
4 14 (16.28%) Project Management
5 13 (15.12%) People Management
5 13 (15.12%) SDLC
6 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (11.63%) DevOps
7 10 (11.63%) Scrum
7 10 (11.63%) Test Management
8 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (10.47%) Release Management
8 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.47%) TDD
9 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.14%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (8.14%) Migration
10 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) Java
2 15 (17.44%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) C#
4 7 (8.14%) Python
5 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.16%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) ISEB
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.16%) MBA
2 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) PMO
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) GCP
3 2 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.16%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.16%) Control-M
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) BMC
4 1 (1.16%) CA
4 1 (1.16%) Charles River
4 1 (1.16%) Google
4 1 (1.16%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) Informatica
4 1 (1.16%) Sybase
4 1 (1.16%) Talend
4 1 (1.16%) Vermilion
4 1 (1.16%) Xamarin