The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.15% 0.68% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.71% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Median daily rate £310 £260 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £164 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £434 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 1170 1264 1370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.30% 95.47% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 695 716
Median daily rate £375 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Selenium
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) J2EE
8 4 (14.29%) HP
8 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) BDD
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.71%) SOA
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.71%) SOAP
9 3 (10.71%) Maven
9 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.14%) SDLC
10 2 (7.14%) Scenario 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 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (21.43%) JIRA
4 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Maven
6 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.14%) Subversion
8 1 (3.57%) Appium
8 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.57%) JMeter
8 1 (3.57%) jMock
8 1 (3.57%) JUnit
8 1 (3.57%) Mockito
8 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
8 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) J2EE
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Netezza
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk