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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 78 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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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
1131 911 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.63% 72.65% 71.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 483 227
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.23 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) JSF
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (11.76%) XPath
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) Ant
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
1 5 (29.41%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) JSF
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
2 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) HP