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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 88 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.53% 0.35% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.43% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £250 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £314 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £490 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
1096 1169 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.72% 81.35% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 618 616
Median daily rate £400 £373 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 20
Median hourly rate £15.82 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.81% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.35 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Confluence
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 4 (28.57%) Docker
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) Servlets
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
6 4 (28.57%) HTTP
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
6 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Puppet
6 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef

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 5 (35.71%) Confluence
2 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) ArcGIS
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (14.29%) Drupal
3 2 (14.29%) GeoServer
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) nginx
3 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) IPsec
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) GIS
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) Hudson
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Ant
6 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
6 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
6 2 (14.29%) Gradle
6 2 (14.29%) Grunt
6 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Drupal Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Web Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (14.29%) JDBC
2 2 (14.29%) JSP
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) React
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Content Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VirtualBox
2 2 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) CA Wily
2 2 (14.29%) logstash
2 2 (14.29%) rkt
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (14.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) ESRI
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Splunk