Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 80 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -31 +24
Contract jobs citing QA 67 41 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.27% 1.92% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.16% 14.34% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 41
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £413 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.27% -35.38%
10th Percentile £264 £298 £218
90th Percentile £459 £508 £425
Scotland median daily rate £345 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -1.43% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £25.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £23.63 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year +21.15% - -

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 442 286 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.96% 13.43% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 152 212
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £394 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +16.67% -13.85%
10th Percentile £205 £155 £200
90th Percentile £563 £549 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £354 £338
% change year-on-year +5.93% +4.89% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £23.75 £27.75 £32.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.41% -14.42% +105.61%
10th Percentile £13.63 £21.18 £31.14
90th Percentile £32.88 £38.73 £33.71
Scotland median hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.50% -23.08% +68.83%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for QA.

1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.85%) Finance
3 16 (23.88%) Project Management
4 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
5 12 (17.91%) Banking
6 11 (16.42%) .NET
6 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
7 10 (14.93%) C#
7 10 (14.93%) Python
7 10 (14.93%) MVC
7 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
7 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
7 10 (14.93%) Use Case
7 10 (14.93%) SDLC
8 9 (13.43%) .NET Core
8 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.43%) Selenium
8 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
8 9 (13.43%) BDD
8 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (13.43%) Entity Framework
8 9 (13.43%) SignalR
8 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
8 9 (13.43%) Java
8 9 (13.43%) N-Tier
9 8 (11.94%) SOA
9 8 (11.94%) SOAP
10 7 (10.45%) TDD
10 7 (10.45%) XML

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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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.99%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) IaaS
2 4 (5.97%) PaaS
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (2.99%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) CTI
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) FTP
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) Redis
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) GIS
4 2 (2.99%) Spatial Data
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
5 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) QGIS
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
2 9 (13.43%) Selenium
3 5 (7.46%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.48%) Appium
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.49%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.49%) ERwin
7 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.49%) jMock
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Mockito
7 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.49%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Senior Software Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Operations Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Operations Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) QA Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Senior C# Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Development Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) .NET Core
2 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
2 9 (13.43%) Entity Framework
2 9 (13.43%) SignalR
3 8 (11.94%) SOAP
4 7 (10.45%) JSON
4 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (10.45%) XML
5 5 (7.46%) NHibernate
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.48%) ADO.NET
7 3 (4.48%) HTML
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.99%) CSS
8 2 (2.99%) RESTful
8 2 (2.99%) Spring
8 2 (2.99%) WCF
8 2 (2.99%) WSDL
8 2 (2.99%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (13.43%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.97%) Blog
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
4 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.49%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.49%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
1 2 (2.99%) Unix
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) Project Management
3 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
4 10 (14.93%) MVC
4 10 (14.93%) SDLC
4 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
4 10 (14.93%) Use Case
5 9 (13.43%) BDD
5 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
6 8 (11.94%) SOA
7 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.45%) ITIL
7 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.45%) TDD
8 6 (8.96%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.96%) Release Management
8 6 (8.96%) Scrum
8 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) C#
1 10 (14.93%) Python
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) ES6
5 2 (2.99%) R
5 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.99%) XPath
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) ISEB
2 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.97%) MCSD
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.99%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) PMO
2 3 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) BS7666
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Perfecto Mobile
3 2 (2.99%) Avaya
3 2 (2.99%) CA
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.49%) VMware