Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 83 69
Rank change year-on-year -32 -14 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 17 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.96% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.15% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +25.93%
10th Percentile £406 £273 £300
90th Percentile £463 £595 £595
Scotland median daily rate £406 £388 £405
% change year-on-year +4.84% -4.32% +7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 2,487 1,475 2,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.66% 83.47% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 909 1,312
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £267 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +1.23% +22.82%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £65.50 £47.36 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £23.35
% change year-on-year +3.57% -10.06% +12.53%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Banking
4 5 (20.00%) Test Management
4 5 (20.00%) Use Case
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (16.00%) Fund Accounting
5 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) QA
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (8.00%) API Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Angular 2
7 2 (8.00%) Exploratory 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) AdWords
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Appium
1 2 (8.00%) Gatling
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Protractor
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) TestNG
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) GitLab
2 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) UAT Manager
2 3 (12.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Java Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Development Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (8.00%) UI Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) PPC Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) .NET Core
1 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.00%) Angular 2
1 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (8.00%) LESS
1 2 (8.00%) OAuth2
1 2 (8.00%) React
1 2 (8.00%) REST
1 2 (8.00%) Sass
1 2 (8.00%) SignalR
1 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blog
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
1 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) SDLC
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Test Management
3 5 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (16.00%) Fund Accounting
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (12.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) ES6
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) MCSD
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
1 1 (4.00%) Facebook
1 1 (4.00%) Google
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com