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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 79 77 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.42% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.58% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £455 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
1094 869 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 72.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 531 267
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) JSF
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) JUnit
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.76%) MSTest
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.76%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 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%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
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%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (5.88%) 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%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Derivative
2 1 (5.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) 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%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle