Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 102 81
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.76% 1.20% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.38% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £419 £356 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.54% +5.56% +3.85%
10th Percentile £365 £268 £208
90th Percentile £487 £441 £438
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £280
% change year-on-year - +24.89% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £13.43 £14.85
% change year-on-year +45.25% -9.60% +10.61%

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 2,182 2,471 1,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.04% 87.50% 86.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,153 1,473 931
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £288 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £14.22 £14.25
90th Percentile £46.80 £142.05 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +9.52% -7.69% -30.53%

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 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 18 March 2019, 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 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) Visual Studio
3 12 (63.16%) SOAP
3 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
4 11 (57.89%) Degree
4 11 (57.89%) Java
5 10 (52.63%) C++
5 10 (52.63%) Windows
5 10 (52.63%) Swing
5 10 (52.63%) SOA
5 10 (52.63%) GIS
5 10 (52.63%) NetBeans
5 10 (52.63%) Robotics
5 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 10 (52.63%) WPF
5 10 (52.63%) RESTful
5 10 (52.63%) Big Data
5 10 (52.63%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (52.63%) Innovative Thinking
6 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
7 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (21.05%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) Selenium
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Scrum
10 3 (15.79%) HTML

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 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Big Data
1 10 (52.63%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
1 12 (63.16%) Visual Studio
2 10 (52.63%) NetBeans
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 3 (15.79%) Protractor
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Gradle
6 1 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Liquibase
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Java Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Java Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Senior C# Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Senior Java Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Senior Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
1 12 (63.16%) SOAP
2 10 (52.63%) RESTful
2 10 (52.63%) Swing
2 10 (52.63%) WPF
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Robotics
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Innovative Thinking
1 10 (52.63%) SOA
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 1 (5.26%) API Development
7 1 (5.26%) API Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 10 (52.63%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) PMO
3 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Kibana
1 1 (5.26%) logstash
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) CA
1 2 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) RedGate