Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 48 66
Rank change year-on-year -32 +18 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 42 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.74% 3.31% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.47% 20.81% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 62 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.03% -28.74%
10th Percentile £172 £328 £202
90th Percentile £533 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £386 £318
% change year-on-year -2.91% +21.65% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year +18.29% - -

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 255 447 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.54% 15.93% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 294 153
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.54%
10th Percentile £168 £203 £149
90th Percentile £550 £552 £543
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +47.37% +75.93%
10th Percentile £11.95 £14.31 £21.63
90th Percentile £32.23 £121.25 £24.88
Scotland median hourly rate £21.56 £32.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -33.68% +41.30% +17.95%

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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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019, 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 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 12 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (23.81%) JIRA
5 8 (19.05%) Oracle
5 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 8 (19.05%) BDD
5 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
7 6 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (11.90%) Linux
8 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (11.90%) ETL
8 5 (11.90%) JMeter
8 5 (11.90%) Selenium
8 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
9 4 (9.52%) PMO
9 4 (9.52%) Confluence
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
9 4 (9.52%) Teradata
9 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) Retail

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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 (9.52%) Confluence
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) DB2
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) JIRA
2 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) JMeter
3 5 (11.90%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) Introscope
6 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) QA Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Ab Initio Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) PMO Manager
5 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (7.14%) Apache Camel
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
1 3 (7.14%) REST
1 3 (7.14%) RESTful
1 3 (7.14%) Spring
1 3 (7.14%) WCF
2 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.76%) JMS
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) XSD
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) e-Health
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) Equities
3 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (19.05%) BDD
3 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
4 5 (11.90%) ETL
4 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) API Design
6 3 (7.14%) API Development
6 3 (7.14%) API Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) QA Automation
6 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.52%) VBA
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PMO
2 2 (4.76%) COBIT
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (2.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Ab Initio
2 4 (9.52%) Teradata
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Hitachi