Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 109 120
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 44 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.51% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.85% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £338 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +29.68% -28.21%
10th Percentile £315 £254 £178
90th Percentile £485 £418 £428
Scotland median daily rate £350 £361 £300
% change year-on-year -3.11% +20.42% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,783 2,574 2,309
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 96.51% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,488 1,504 1,339
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 21 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £15.25 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.11% -14.84% -13.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.51
90th Percentile £43.91 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -5.95%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 22 (50.00%) Selenium
3 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) Finance
5 14 (31.82%) Java
6 12 (27.27%) C#
7 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (22.73%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
9 9 (20.45%) JIRA
10 8 (18.18%) Python
10 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
10 8 (18.18%) BDD
11 7 (15.91%) Node.js
11 7 (15.91%) TDD
11 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
11 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.64%) Banking
12 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
13 5 (11.36%) DevOps
13 5 (11.36%) Microservices
13 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
13 5 (11.36%) PHP
13 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
13 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (11.36%) RESTful
14 4 (9.09%) DataPower

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.55%) Flink
1 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.45%) JIRA
4 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
6 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
7 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.09%) Protractor
7 4 (9.09%) SilkTest
7 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.82%) JMeter
8 3 (6.82%) JUnit
8 3 (6.82%) NUnit
8 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.27%) Hudson
10 1 (2.27%) Phabricator
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Node.js
2 5 (11.36%) RESTful
3 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.82%) Kafka
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) DataPower
2 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (18.18%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.91%) TDD
6 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) API Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.82%) OO
9 3 (6.82%) SDET
9 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Stress Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 12 (27.27%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) SQL
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.18%) Python
6 5 (11.36%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) VBScript
8 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Rancher
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 4 (9.09%) IBM
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
2 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com