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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 78 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.06% 1.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Average daily rate £309 £314 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Selenium
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
6 7 (26.92%) ISEB
6 7 (26.92%) QA
6 7 (26.92%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Servlets
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) DevOps
8 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (15.38%) IBM
8 4 (15.38%) DHCP
8 4 (15.38%) FTP
8 4 (15.38%) HTTP
8 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (15.38%) DNS
8 4 (15.38%) Unix
8 4 (15.38%) Tomcat

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (15.38%) IIS
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Confluence
3 2 (7.69%) nginx
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DHCP
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
1 4 (15.38%) FTP
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
1 4 (15.38%) IPsec
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (15.38%) JIRA
5 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.85%) Grunt
7 1 (3.85%) gulp
7 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.85%) JUnit
7 1 (3.85%) Mockito
7 1 (3.85%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Servlets
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) JAXB
4 1 (3.85%) JSF
4 1 (3.85%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) LESS
4 1 (3.85%) Sass
4 1 (3.85%) Struts
4 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) VLE
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Kanban
7 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 7 (26.92%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (15.38%) Xen
2 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) SAP