Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 115 93
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.83% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.95% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £375 £406 £273
90th Percentile £525 £463 £595
Scotland median daily rate £400 £406 £388
% change year-on-year -1.54% +4.84% -5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 2,302 2,521 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.90% 87.26% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,177 1,465 923
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £265
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 33
Edinburgh median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -16.00% +31.44%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.43 £14.09
90th Percentile £46.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019, 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 8 (36.36%) Test Management
5 7 (31.82%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) SOAP
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Selenium
7 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
8 4 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) CA
9 3 (13.64%) Risk 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
4 1 (4.55%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (9.09%) Protractor
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.55%) JBehave
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) TestRail
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Leader
3 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Payments Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Test Management
4 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PMO
3 1 (4.55%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) CA
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) IBM