Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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.

Software Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 115 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.72% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.84% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £282 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.10% +3.30% -16.15%
10th Percentile £335 £259 £187
90th Percentile £485 £388 £394
Scotland median daily rate £325 £294 £275
% change year-on-year +10.64% +6.82% -9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 - £14.85

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 2,509 2,514 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.13% 85.89% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 1,460 993
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 5 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) HTTP
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Apache
6 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (23.08%) JAXB
6 3 (23.08%) Middleware
6 3 (23.08%) Spring
6 3 (23.08%) Java SE
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Apache CXF
6 3 (23.08%) GlassFish
6 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing

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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) GlassFish
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Protractor
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Gradle
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (7.69%) Liquibase
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
1 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) Apache CXF
3 3 (23.08%) Java SE
3 3 (23.08%) JAXB
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) MyBatis
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) Node.js
5 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
7 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Java 8
5 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) PMO
3 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Rancher
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Kibana
2 1 (7.69%) logstash
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) CA
1 2 (15.38%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) RedGate