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 23 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.

System Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 94 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.083% 0.29% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.35% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £500 £317 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.82% +26.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

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 1007 1158 1200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.71% 85.40% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 637 640
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Protractor
2 1 (33.33%) Gatling
2 1 (33.33%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) TestNG
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit

System 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Appium
1 1 (33.33%) Gatling
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Protractor
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA