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 3 months to 28 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.

Test Strategy
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 58 65
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.87% 2.30% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.78% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 15
Median daily rate £310 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £341 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £675 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £378
% change year-on-year -1.23% +7.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

Test Strategy 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 769 1257 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.75% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 706 678
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 (36.00%) Java
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) QA
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (24.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (16.00%) DbUnit
6 4 (16.00%) Mockito
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle
6 4 (16.00%) JUnit
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Problem Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) DbUnit
3 4 (16.00%) JUnit
3 4 (16.00%) Mockito
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Retail
4 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) J2EE
1 1 (4.00%) Java EE
1 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Delphi
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 6 (24.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) NetApp
3 1 (4.00%) Northgate
3 1 (4.00%) TSYS
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