Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 99 109
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 1.14% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.18% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.85% -12.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £263 £114 £245
90th Percentile £431 £406 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (18.75%) ETL
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) Node.js
9 1 (6.25%) Splunk
9 1 (6.25%) GPEN
9 1 (6.25%) OSCP
9 1 (6.25%) Behat

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 (6.25%) Drupal
1 1 (6.25%) MTS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) Appium
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) jMock
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Mockito
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Behat
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) ETL
4 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Security
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CEH
1 1 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) GIAC
1 1 (6.25%) GPEN
1 1 (6.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Informatica
1 1 (6.25%) Perfecto Mobile
1 1 (6.25%) Splunk