Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 78 118
Rank change year-on-year -12 +40 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.31% 1.35% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.41% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £363 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +36.66% -10.08%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £255
90th Percentile £473 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £350 £319 £303
% change year-on-year +9.80% +5.28% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 2,776 1,981 2,758
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.84% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,635 1,218 1,502
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £235 £270
90th Percentile £553 £550 £555
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +31.20% -23.78%
10th Percentile £10.28 £12.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £44.45 £52.09 £45.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year -26.67% +1.12% +5.48%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 22 (57.89%) Finance
3 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) SQL
5 14 (36.84%) Selenium
6 11 (28.95%) Defect Management
7 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
7 10 (26.32%) Open Source
7 10 (26.32%) Test Management
7 10 (26.32%) Unix
7 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (26.32%) ETL
7 10 (26.32%) Informatica
8 9 (23.68%) Python
8 9 (23.68%) Oracle
8 9 (23.68%) C#
8 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
8 9 (23.68%) SDLC
9 8 (21.05%) JIRA
10 7 (18.42%) FitNesse
11 6 (15.79%) Java
11 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.16%) QA
12 5 (13.16%) Banking
12 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.16%) PHP
12 5 (13.16%) Protractor
12 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (10.53%) Jenkins

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 1 (2.63%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 7 (18.42%) FitNesse
4 5 (13.16%) Protractor
5 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.89%) JMeter
6 3 (7.89%) SilkTest
7 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.63%) SilkPerformer
General
1 22 (57.89%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Node.js
2 3 (7.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Defect Management
4 10 (26.32%) ETL
4 10 (26.32%) Open Source
4 10 (26.32%) Test Management
5 9 (23.68%) SDLC
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) BDD
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.53%) TDD
8 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.89%) Microservices
10 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (5.26%) SDET
10 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Informatica
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft