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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 73 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.67% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.93% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
1088 860 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.57% 72.39% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 462 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £180.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (24.00%) QA
4 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.00%) Spring
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) JSF
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.00%) CSS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) JUnit
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) MSTest
5 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (20.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
3 4 (16.00%) JSF
4 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (8.00%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (8.00%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (8.00%) RESTful
5 2 (8.00%) JSP
5 2 (8.00%) Servlets
5 2 (8.00%) Struts
5 2 (8.00%) EJB
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) TDD
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
8 1 (4.00%) ETL
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C#
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) XPath
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 days ago