The median contractor rate for a Tester was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 77 70
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.63% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Median daily rate £420 £270 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 11 (34.38%) Selenium
3 11 (34.38%) BDD
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Python
5 7 (21.88%) HP
5 7 (21.88%) JIRA
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Gherkin
6 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
6 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) QGIS
6 5 (15.63%) QA
6 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) GIS
6 5 (15.63%) CRM
6 5 (15.63%) J2EE
7 4 (12.50%) OpenView
7 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.50%) User Stories
7 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) GIS
1 5 (15.63%) QGIS
2 3 (9.38%) Spatial Data
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
2 11 (34.38%) Selenium
3 7 (21.88%) JIRA
4 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (6.25%) Jasmine
7 2 (6.25%) Protractor
7 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) Maven
8 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Gherkin
1 5 (15.63%) J2EE
2 3 (9.38%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) BDD
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) CRM
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
6 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) SOA
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) XenApp
1 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (12.50%) OpenView
2 3 (9.38%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Netezza