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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 67 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.62% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
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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
885 809 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.24% 70.84% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 385 353
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (65.22%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Selenium
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) UNIX
5 6 (26.09%) SOA
5 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (21.74%) ETL
6 5 (21.74%) JBoss
6 5 (21.74%) Python
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Java EE
7 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Drools
7 4 (17.39%) Big Data
7 4 (17.39%) TDD
7 4 (17.39%) C++
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) PHP
8 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.04%) Information Security
8 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
8 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
9 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (8.70%) Degree
9 2 (8.70%) JIRA
9 2 (8.70%) jQuery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (8.70%) CICS
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Grunt
3 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Java EE
2 4 (17.39%) Drools
3 2 (8.70%) OOCSS
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) GIS
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) SOA
3 5 (21.74%) ETL
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
5 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) VBScript
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) JBoss
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) IBM