The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Stress Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 95 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.088% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Stress 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 996 1130 1186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.70% 85.28% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 618 623
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in Edinburgh

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress 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 Stress Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) TestNG
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Protractor
1 2 (66.67%) Gatling
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) Jupyter
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Django
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing

Stress 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 (33.33%) Jupyter
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) Gatling
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Protractor
1 2 (66.67%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Django
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet