Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 64 51
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 94 42 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.25% 2.03% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.76% 14.74% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 27 39
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £296 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.14% -30.35% +8.97%
10th Percentile £333 £203 £300
90th Percentile £511 £480 £540
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £13.50
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 - £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 413 285 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.28% 13.79% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 170 231
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £201 £145 £199
90th Percentile £561 £488 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +75.93% -70.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £21.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £106.75 £24.88 £14.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.62 £23.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -6.02% +61.46% -49.13%

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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 June 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 June 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 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 38 (40.43%) Finance
4 31 (32.98%) BDD
5 28 (29.79%) Java
6 23 (24.47%) Selenium
7 18 (19.15%) SQL
8 17 (18.09%) Scrum
8 17 (18.09%) Cucumber
9 15 (15.96%) SDLC
9 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
10 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
11 13 (13.83%) TDD
11 13 (13.83%) People Management
12 12 (12.77%) Banking
13 11 (11.70%) Project Management
13 11 (11.70%) Risk Management
13 11 (11.70%) Oracle
13 11 (11.70%) DevOps
13 11 (11.70%) Kanban
14 10 (10.64%) Python
14 10 (10.64%) C#
14 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
15 9 (9.57%) Release Management
15 9 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
16 8 (8.51%) Test Management
16 8 (8.51%) Coaching
16 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery

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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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) Confluence
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.19%) SAS
4 1 (1.06%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Lucidchart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.19%) Big Data
3 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.19%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) Selenium
2 17 (18.09%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.51%) JIRA
4 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.32%) Protractor
5 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.13%) DbUnit
6 2 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.06%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.06%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.06%) Gatling
7 1 (1.06%) Introscope
7 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.06%) Toad
7 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (40.43%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (18.09%) Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Test Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.57%) QA Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Java Developer in Test
8 5 (5.32%) QA Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Tester
9 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 4 (4.26%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.19%) ETL Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Java Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Java Technical Architect
10 3 (3.19%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) React
2 5 (5.32%) SOAP
3 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.19%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.19%) JSON
3 3 (3.19%) Kafka
3 3 (3.19%) Middleware
3 3 (3.19%) Node.js
3 3 (3.19%) Redux
3 3 (3.19%) REST
3 3 (3.19%) RESTful
3 3 (3.19%) Spring
3 3 (3.19%) Spring Boot
3 3 (3.19%) WCF
3 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.19%) iPad
2 3 (3.19%) User Experience
3 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.06%) Social Media
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) Android
1 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.06%) Unix
2 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 31 (32.98%) BDD
4 17 (18.09%) Scrum
5 15 (15.96%) SDLC
5 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
6 13 (13.83%) People Management
6 13 (13.83%) TDD
7 11 (11.70%) DevOps
7 11 (11.70%) Kanban
7 11 (11.70%) Project Management
7 11 (11.70%) Risk Management
8 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.57%) Release Management
10 8 (8.51%) Coaching
10 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (8.51%) Test Management
10 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.79%) Java
2 18 (19.15%) SQL
3 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.64%) C#
4 10 (10.64%) Python
5 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.06%) MBA
3 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.19%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.06%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.19%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) CA
4 1 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.06%) Charles River
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) HP
4 1 (1.06%) Informatica
4 1 (1.06%) Xamarin