Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 92 101
Rank change year-on-year -24 +9 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.76% 1.16% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.38% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £394 £330 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -34.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £294 £256 £273
90th Percentile £488 £479 £683
Scotland median daily rate £366 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.64% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 - -

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 2,636 1,882 2,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.34% 84.09% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,528 1,156 1,336
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £289 £260 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £15.86 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.65% +0.28% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.23 £11.05
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.39 £43.63
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.05%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

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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 July 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 11 (47.83%) Banking
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) JIRA
4 7 (30.43%) Selenium
5 6 (26.09%) RESTful
5 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) DataPower
6 5 (21.74%) Node.js
6 5 (21.74%) Microservices
6 5 (21.74%) Protractor
6 5 (21.74%) Atlassian
6 5 (21.74%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) SilkTest
7 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
8 3 (13.04%) SQL

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 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (21.74%) Protractor
4 4 (17.39%) SilkTest
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Gatling
6 1 (4.35%) GitLab
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 11 (47.83%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Finance Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) RESTful
2 5 (21.74%) Node.js
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) React
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) DataPower
2 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) BDD
3 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Microservices
6 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Release Management
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java 8
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Atlassian
1 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Planview