The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 84 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.78% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.01% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £227 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £393 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1284 988 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.46% 77.37% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 578 365
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) MySQL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Apache
4 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) JSF
4 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) SSH

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SSH
1 2 (18.18%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Hudson
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Mockito
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) JSF
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Struts
4 1 (9.09%) JSP
4 1 (9.09%) Servlets
4 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Equities
1 1 (9.09%) Derivative
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Sun Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) HP