Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 102 103
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 17 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.07% 0.73% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.85% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Median daily rate £513 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.49% +4.41% +28.79%
10th Percentile £337 £375 £358
90th Percentile £644 £533 £495
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £368
% change year-on-year +5.88% +15.65% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £21.73

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 1,145 2,007 2,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.81% 86.25% 88.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 1,084 1,519
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £291 £297
90th Percentile £597 £594 £571
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.62% -47.81% +68.67%
10th Percentile £17.92 £11.16 £15.04
90th Percentile £51.50 £46.89 £111.75
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £21.62
% change year-on-year +10.42% +11.03% -13.54%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Public Sector
3 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) API Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Banking

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Gatling
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Postman
4 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Public Sector
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Test
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Testing Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) API Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Basel III
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Veracode