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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 56 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.43% 2.32% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.81% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 7
Median daily rate £350 £308 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1246 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.51% 82.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 696 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Subversion
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Law
7 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
8 3 (13.04%) SQLite
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio

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 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQLite
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
3 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (26.09%) Subversion
4 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 2 (8.70%) MSTest
5 2 (8.70%) NUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Calabash
6 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.35%) Maven
6 1 (4.35%) Protractor
6 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) EJB
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Struts
2 1 (4.35%) Struts2
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) User Stories
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
8 2 (8.70%) OO
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO