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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 72 84 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.53% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.64% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £475 £319 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% +7.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £213 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £356 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £68.75
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.73%
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
816 1401 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.79% 82.22% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 752 539
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Fintech
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) GeoServer
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design

Automated Testing
Top Related 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 2 (18.18%) ArcGIS
1 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) Drupal
1 2 (18.18%) GeoServer
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Protractor
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Ant
4 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) Grunt
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) Drupal Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Web Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
2 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) React
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) JDBC
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Fintech
1 2 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
1 1 (9.09%) logstash
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) rkt
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) ESRI
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) VMware