The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 81 82
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.64% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £263 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System 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 760 1256 1171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.73% 82.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 705 664
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Edinburgh

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Edinburgh

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Edinburgh

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (50.00%) WinForms
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 5 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy

System Testing
Top Related 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 (10.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (10.00%) EJB
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Struts
2 1 (10.00%) Struts2
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) IISP
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle