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 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.

Test Strategy
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 86 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 -23  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.89% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.04% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 14
Median daily rate £375 £317 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.36% -20.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £403 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 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 12 (44.44%) QA
2 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
3 10 (37.04%) Java
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Banking
5 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
5 8 (29.63%) Selenium
6 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Mockito
8 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) JUnit
8 5 (18.52%) Use Case
8 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
9 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
9 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
9 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
9 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (14.81%) DbUnit
10 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
1 2 (7.41%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
2 8 (29.63%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Mockito
4 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 5 (18.52%) JUnit
5 4 (14.81%) DbUnit
5 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
6 3 (11.11%) Appium
6 3 (11.11%) JIRA
7 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.41%) GitLab
8 1 (3.70%) Gatling
8 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.70%) Maven
8 1 (3.70%) Protractor
8 1 (3.70%) Subversion
8 1 (3.70%) TestNG
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) JSON
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Use Case
6 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Delphi
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
1 2 (7.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) NetApp
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Northgate
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