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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 58 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.79% 0.97% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.17% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
Median daily rate £370 £309 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £302 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £316 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £44.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% +35.60%

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
709 1201 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.61% 83.17% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 646 633
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.67 £15.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £70.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) User Stories
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) Subversion
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
7 4 (17.39%) Spring
7 4 (17.39%) Maven
7 4 (17.39%) J2EE
7 4 (17.39%) MySQL
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) API Development

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) CMS
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (17.39%) Maven
5 3 (13.04%) Ant
5 3 (13.04%) Protractor
5 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (13.04%) Java Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum Master
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
1 4 (17.39%) Spring
2 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
2 3 (13.04%) Ember.js
2 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
2 3 (13.04%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) React
2 3 (13.04%) Velocity
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) API Development
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.04%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (13.04%) Kanban
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Apigee
2 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO