Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing 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.

Software Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 93 80
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 28 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.64% 1.31% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.57% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 20
Edinburgh median daily rate £283 £245 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -18.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £258 £166 £267
90th Percentile £390 £313 £469
Scotland median daily rate £294 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £14.68 -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2492 1787 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.90% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1024 1353
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £36.68 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) ETL
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Markit EDM
5 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Java EE
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) SOA
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) JBoss
6 4 (21.05%) Drools
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) Charles River
7 3 (15.79%) Release Management
7 3 (15.79%) Front Office
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration

Software Testing
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 (21.05%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Boomi
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Appium
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Firebug
4 1 (5.26%) Gatling
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Protractor
4 1 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Front Office
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
1 15 (78.95%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SOA Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Java EE
2 4 (21.05%) Drools
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (5.26%) RequireJS
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) ETL
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) API Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) CLAS
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Charles River
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com