Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 77 58
Rank change year-on-year +34 -19 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 38 37 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.50% 1.56% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.77% 14.18% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 58
Median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +29.03%
10th Percentile £309 £138 £342
90th Percentile £718 £474 £516
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.96% +15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.01 £30.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year -33.84% +175.00% -

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 183 261 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.84% 11.03% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 138 247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £146 £169
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -27.14% +47.37%
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.57% +37.84% -18.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 17 (44.74%) Public Sector
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.68%) Selenium
4 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 8 (21.05%) Java
6 7 (18.42%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) JIRA
6 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
6 7 (18.42%) Office 365
6 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
7 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
8 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.16%) User Stories
8 5 (13.16%) Docker
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.53%) Postman
9 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.53%) JSON
9 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
9 4 (10.53%) DB2
9 4 (10.53%) XML
9 4 (10.53%) ITIL

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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 2 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Azure
3 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.26%) Yammer
4 1 (2.63%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Skype
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.53%) Postman
5 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.89%) Protractor
5 3 (7.89%) REST Assured
6 2 (5.26%) Appium
6 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.63%) Calabash
7 1 (2.63%) Cypress.io
7 1 (2.63%) Gatling
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 17 (44.74%) Public Sector
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Developer
1 6 (15.79%) QA Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Deployment Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Designer
3 3 (7.89%) Lead Designer
3 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Developer in Test
4 2 (5.26%) Engineering Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Floorwalker
4 2 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Software Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Trainer
5 1 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (2.63%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
1 4 (10.53%) JSON
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) OAuth
2 3 (7.89%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) Django
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) Spring
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Blog
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) W3C
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) e-Health
4 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
3 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) BDD
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) User Stories
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) Release Management
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.89%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) WSO2