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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 93 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% - 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% - 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
Automation Tester
Scotland

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
1359 1280 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 694 539
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (40.00%) JBehave
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Firebug
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) JBehave
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Calabash
3 1 (20.00%) Firebug
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle