Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 76 85
Rank change year-on-year -32 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 30 28 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.07% 1.52% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.76% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -30.00% +36.05%
10th Percentile £352 £259 £287
90th Percentile £495 £540 £680
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22% +12.50%
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 2,445 1,588 2,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.10% 86.40% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,470 991 1,335
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £28.00 £16.93 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.39% -25.58% -20.18%
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.95 £14.13
90th Percentile £119.33 £43.77 £42.43
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.36 £36.00
% change year-on-year +21.00% -51.79% +32.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 12 (40.00%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (20.00%) Test Management
5 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 5 (16.67%) QA
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (10.00%) Use Case
8 3 (10.00%) Release Management
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Selenium
8 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (10.00%) Java
8 3 (10.00%) C#
8 3 (10.00%) .NET
8 3 (10.00%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.00%) React
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC

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 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Gatling
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.00%) Protractor
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Appium
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) Mockito
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (40.00%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Test Programme Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Finance Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) QA Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (10.00%) React
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.33%) LESS
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) OAuth
3 1 (3.33%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.33%) Sass
3 1 (3.33%) SignalR
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Blog
2 1 (3.33%) DataPower
2 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) Test Management
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Change Management
7 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Release Management
7 3 (10.00%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Use Case
8 2 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
8 2 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C#
1 3 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) ES6
3 1 (3.33%) Java 8
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (3.33%) MCSD
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Planview
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com