The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 69 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 1.04% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £189 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £460 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
1090 917 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.19% 73.65% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 564 294
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Java
3 21 (48.84%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) Selenium
5 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
5 17 (39.53%) HTML
5 17 (39.53%) BDD
6 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
7 14 (32.56%) Maven
7 14 (32.56%) Finance
7 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
8 13 (30.23%) CSS
8 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (27.91%) Hudson
10 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
10 11 (25.58%) Android
10 11 (25.58%) JIRA
10 11 (25.58%) Ant
11 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (23.26%) UNIX
11 10 (23.26%) TDD
11 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
12 9 (20.93%) Android Development
13 8 (18.60%) Test Management
13 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
13 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (18.60%) Gradle
13 8 (18.60%) Banking
13 8 (18.60%) Linux
14 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Selenium
2 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
3 14 (32.56%) Maven
3 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
4 12 (27.91%) Hudson
5 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
5 11 (25.58%) JIRA
5 11 (25.58%) Ant
6 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
6 8 (18.60%) Gradle
7 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (13.95%) Robotium
8 6 (13.95%) Robolectric
9 5 (11.63%) Appium
9 5 (11.63%) Calabash
9 5 (11.63%) Grunt
10 4 (9.30%) Artifactory
10 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
10 4 (9.30%) JMeter
10 4 (9.30%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Android Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) HTML
2 13 (30.23%) CSS
3 6 (13.95%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) JSP
4 5 (11.63%) RESTful
4 5 (11.63%) JSON
5 4 (9.30%) JSF
5 4 (9.30%) HTML5
5 4 (9.30%) CSS3
5 4 (9.30%) Laravel
5 4 (9.30%) D3.js
5 4 (9.30%) Sass
5 4 (9.30%) LESS
5 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.30%) SVG
5 4 (9.30%) JavaBeans
5 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (6.98%) REST
7 2 (4.65%) Spring
8 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Android
2 10 (23.26%) UNIX
3 8 (18.60%) Linux
4 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) BDD
3 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (23.26%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Android Development
6 8 (18.60%) Test Management
7 7 (16.28%) Open Source
8 6 (13.95%) Software Architecture
8 6 (13.95%) Fund Accounting
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Web Development
10 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.30%) MVC
10 4 (9.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) PHP
4 4 (9.30%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.33%) HND
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) IBM
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.33%) Twitter