The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 73 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.31% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.43% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£244 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.06% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £360 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £440 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -15.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
920 692 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 73.90% 70.90% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 331 318
Average daily rate £400 £403 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 14
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.90 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Test Automation
Scotland

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 11 July 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 12 (54.55%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) SOA
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Java EE
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
5 7 (31.82%) JBoss
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 6 (27.27%) Drools
7 5 (22.73%) User Stories
7 5 (22.73%) UNIX
7 5 (22.73%) ETL
7 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) BDD
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
9 3 (13.64%) GitHub
9 3 (13.64%) DevOps
9 3 (13.64%) Perl
9 3 (13.64%) Informix
9 3 (13.64%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) Use Case
9 3 (13.64%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Informix
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.55%) Grunt
6 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Perl Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Java EE
2 6 (27.27%) Drools
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) SOA
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) User Stories
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Use Case
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (9.09%) Product Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) JBoss
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) IBM