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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 64 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £525 £263 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -22.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
735 1232 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.04% 82.30% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 615 613
Median daily rate £413 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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
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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) Protractor
5 3 (25.00%) Fintech
5 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Node.js
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) User Experience

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 1 (8.33%) ArcGIS
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
1 1 (8.33%) GeoServer
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) Protractor
3 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Drupal Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) React
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Apigee
1 1 (8.33%) ESRI
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO