Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 90 115
Rank change year-on-year +39 +25 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 21 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.69% 1.07% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.22% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £525 £320 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.06% -23.58% +4.69%
10th Percentile £404 £279 £374
90th Percentile £540 £356 £548
Scotland median daily rate £525 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +54.41% -6.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 675 1,723 2,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.55% 87.82% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 843 1,297
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £223 £260 £269
90th Percentile £543 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 28
Median hourly rate £48.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.41% +2.87% -16.67%
10th Percentile £37.35 £15.04 £10.93
90th Percentile £67.05 £43.93 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year -18.60% -11.34% +1.04%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 9 (69.23%) Public Sector
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) PL/SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Scala
4 6 (46.15%) Process Improvement
5 5 (38.46%) Confluence
5 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
5 5 (38.46%) webMethods
5 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
5 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
5 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (38.46%) BEA
5 5 (38.46%) J2EE
5 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (38.46%) Bitbucket
6 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Kanban
7 2 (15.38%) V-Model
7 2 (15.38%) SaaS
7 2 (15.38%) PaaS
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) SOA

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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
1 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Azure
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Bitbucket
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Cypress.io
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (69.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Scala Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Healthcare Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 6 (46.15%) Process Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) V-Model
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) PL/SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) BEA
2 5 (38.46%) webMethods
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Prism
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) HP