The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 80 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% 0.082% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.089% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £238
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +35.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1297 1125 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.74% 92.06% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 577 285
Average daily rate £380 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 15
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.40 £31.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Edinburgh region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HND
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA