Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 124 94
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.52% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.54% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £116
90th Percentile £513 £513 £425
Scotland median daily rate £350 £401 £300
% change year-on-year -12.61% +33.50% -
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 2,702 2,782 1,949
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 95.70% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 1,638 1,146
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -17.16% +3.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £11.66
90th Percentile £44.39 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -19.05%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (42.86%) Selenium
3 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (22.86%) C#
6 8 (22.86%) BDD
7 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) TDD
8 6 (17.14%) Asset Management
8 6 (17.14%) JIRA
8 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) DevOps
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
10 4 (11.43%) IBM
10 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.43%) Node.js
10 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (8.57%) Microservices
11 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
11 3 (8.57%) Kafka
11 3 (8.57%) AngularJS

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 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Flink
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (17.14%) JIRA
5 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (8.57%) JUnit
6 3 (8.57%) NUnit
6 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.71%) Protractor
7 2 (5.71%) SilkTest
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (2.86%) JMeter
8 1 (2.86%) Maven
8 1 (2.86%) Phabricator
8 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.57%) Kafka
2 3 (8.57%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.86%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.71%) DataPower
2 1 (2.86%) Fintech
2 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) BDD
4 6 (17.14%) Asset Management
4 6 (17.14%) DevOps
4 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.57%) ETL
7 3 (8.57%) Microservices
7 3 (8.57%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Stress Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Rancher
2 1 (2.86%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.86%) Charles River
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com