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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 69 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.36% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.51% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
Automated Testing
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
910 792 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.18% 71.74% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 374 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 28 August 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) VBScript
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) CICS
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (14.29%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase