Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 115 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -51
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 26 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.69% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.81% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £406 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +28.23% -24.12%
10th Percentile £383 £256 £291
90th Percentile £505 £461 £408
Scotland median daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -16.13% +19.23% -18.75%
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 2,652 2,345 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.73% 84.72% 85.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,366 1,134
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.27% +10.36%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.27 £39.20 £47.91
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +56.41%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018, 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 13 (50.00%) JIRA
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) Test Management
5 8 (30.77%) Java
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
6 7 (26.92%) QA
6 7 (26.92%) Banking
7 6 (23.08%) TDD
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 6 (23.08%) Protractor
8 5 (19.23%) SDLC
8 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 4 (15.38%) C#
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) IBM
9 4 (15.38%) SilkTest
9 4 (15.38%) Atlassian
9 4 (15.38%) RESTful
9 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Node.js
9 4 (15.38%) DataPower
9 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
9 4 (15.38%) Microservices

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 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) JIRA
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (23.08%) Protractor
4 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (15.38%) SilkTest
6 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
6 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (7.69%) JMeter
7 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
7 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.85%) JUnit
8 1 (3.85%) TestRail
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Tester
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Defect Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Finance Manager
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Process Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Node.js
1 4 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) DataPower
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 6 (23.08%) BDD
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Microservices
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.85%) Groovy
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) PMO
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Atlassian
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) CA
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central