Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Test Strategy
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 100 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 21 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.99% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.18% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 28
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £333 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.98% -20.90% +20.43%
10th Percentile £258 £301 £300
90th Percentile £461 £598 £614
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -

Test Strategy 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 2492 1787 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.90% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1024 1353
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £36.68 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) Appium
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Fund Accounting
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (14.29%) TestNG
6 3 (14.29%) RESTful
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (14.29%) Selenium
6 3 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Management
6 3 (14.29%) Mockito
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (14.29%) Puppet

Test Strategy
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) GitHub
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (4.76%) AdWords
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Appium
2 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 3 (14.29%) Gatling
4 3 (14.29%) GitLab
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) JUnit
4 3 (14.29%) Mockito
4 3 (14.29%) Protractor
4 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 3 (14.29%) TestNG
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Java Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) UAT Manager
4 3 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Development Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Development Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) RESTful
1 3 (14.29%) Spring
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Angular 2
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (9.52%) LESS
2 2 (9.52%) OAuth2
2 2 (9.52%) React
2 2 (9.52%) Sass
2 2 (9.52%) SignalR
2 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Blog
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) SDLC
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Use Case
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Fund Accounting
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) API Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) ES6
3 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCSD
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) CA
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
1 2 (9.52%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Facebook
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com