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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 78 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +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
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) Selenium
4 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
5 11 (32.35%) BDD
5 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
5 11 (32.35%) SQL
5 11 (32.35%) HTML
6 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (26.47%) TDD
6 9 (26.47%) Banking
6 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (23.53%) Hudson
7 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
7 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
8 7 (20.59%) UNIX
8 7 (20.59%) CSS
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) Maven
8 7 (20.59%) Investment Banking
8 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
8 7 (20.59%) Open Source
8 7 (20.59%) Test Management
9 6 (17.65%) Fund Accounting
9 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) Gradle

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
3 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (23.53%) Hudson
3 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
3 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 7 (20.59%) Maven
4 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
5 6 (17.65%) Ant
5 6 (17.65%) Gradle
6 4 (11.76%) Bower
6 4 (11.76%) Appium
6 4 (11.76%) Calabash
6 4 (11.76%) JIRA
6 4 (11.76%) JMeter
7 3 (8.82%) Xcode
7 3 (8.82%) Jasmine
7 3 (8.82%) Grunt
7 3 (8.82%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (5.88%) Robolectric
General
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Test Leader
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) HTML
2 7 (20.59%) CSS
3 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) Sass
3 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (8.82%) LESS
4 3 (8.82%) RESTful
4 3 (8.82%) HTML5
4 3 (8.82%) REST
4 3 (8.82%) CSS3
4 3 (8.82%) Laravel
4 3 (8.82%) SVG
4 3 (8.82%) JavaBeans
4 3 (8.82%) JSF
4 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 3 (8.82%) JSP
4 3 (8.82%) D3.js
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) UNIX
2 5 (14.71%) Android
3 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) BDD
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.59%) Test Management
4 7 (20.59%) Open Source
5 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (17.65%) Fund Accounting
5 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.71%) Android Development
6 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.76%) System Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (8.82%) ATDD
8 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) HND
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
1 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) IBM
1 1 (2.94%) HP
1 1 (2.94%) VMware
1 1 (2.94%) Twitter