Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 73 67
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -25
Contract jobs citing QA 85 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.89% 2.06% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.15% 14.25% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.29% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £264 £273
90th Percentile £613 £431 £538
Scotland median daily rate £380 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +12.59% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £25.00
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +59.42% -11.54% -54.12%

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 352 400 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.98% 14.45% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 229 170
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £182 £212 £156
90th Percentile £557 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% -14.41% -14.42%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.46% -31.50% -22.90%

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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 20 October 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 20 October 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 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) Test Automation
3 22 (25.88%) SQL
4 17 (20.00%) Java
4 17 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 16 (18.82%) Finance
6 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 14 (16.47%) BDD
7 14 (16.47%) Selenium
8 13 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.29%) Oracle
9 12 (14.12%) Banking
9 12 (14.12%) JIRA
10 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (12.94%) ETL
11 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (11.76%) Project Management
11 10 (11.76%) Retail
11 10 (11.76%) Ab Initio
11 10 (11.76%) Test Management
11 10 (11.76%) Data Integration
11 10 (11.76%) DevOps
12 9 (10.59%) Teradata
12 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
12 9 (10.59%) Unix
13 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
13 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy

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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 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.18%) JBoss
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) Route 53
3 1 (1.18%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) MQTT
1 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.53%) DB2
4 3 (3.53%) OLAP
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 14 (16.47%) Selenium
3 12 (14.12%) JIRA
4 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.71%) Protractor
7 3 (3.53%) DbUnit
7 3 (3.53%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.53%) Subversion
7 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.53%) Toad
8 2 (2.35%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (2.35%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.18%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.18%) Introscope
9 1 (1.18%) Maven
9 1 (1.18%) Trac
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 10 (11.76%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Law
5 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Automotive
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Analyst
1 16 (18.82%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) QA Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Ab Initio Developer
4 9 (10.59%) QA Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Tester
9 4 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.53%) Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.53%) QA Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
2 3 (3.53%) LDAP
2 3 (3.53%) SOAP
2 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.18%) COM
3 1 (1.18%) J2EE
3 1 (1.18%) JMS
3 1 (1.18%) JSP
3 1 (1.18%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Servlets
3 1 (1.18%) SPML
3 1 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.18%) Blog
3 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.18%) Handset
3 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Unix
2 2 (2.35%) Android
2 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.47%) BDD
4 13 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (12.94%) ETL
6 10 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 10 (11.76%) DevOps
6 10 (11.76%) Project Management
6 10 (11.76%) Test Management
7 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.24%) Migration
8 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) SQL
2 17 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.71%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.18%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.53%) PMO
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) IFRS
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Docker
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
1 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.18%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.18%) Control-M
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Ab Initio
3 9 (10.59%) Teradata
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.71%) CA
6 3 (3.53%) IBM
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.18%) BMC
8 1 (1.18%) Charles River
8 1 (1.18%) Google
8 1 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) Informatica
8 1 (1.18%) Sybase
8 1 (1.18%) Talend
8 1 (1.18%) Twitter
8 1 (1.18%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.18%) Xamarin