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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 58 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 1.25% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.73% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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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
1127 926 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.30% 72.57% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 253
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) HTML
2 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
3 25 (45.45%) Java
4 24 (43.64%) CSS
5 21 (38.18%) SQL
6 20 (36.36%) TDD
6 20 (36.36%) Selenium
7 19 (34.55%) Git (software)
8 16 (29.09%) WebDriver
8 16 (29.09%) BDD
8 16 (29.09%) Grunt
9 14 (25.45%) Finance
10 13 (23.64%) Banking
10 13 (23.64%) UNIX
10 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (23.64%) Maven
10 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
11 12 (21.82%) jQuery
11 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
12 11 (20.00%) Hudson
12 11 (20.00%) Ant
13 10 (18.18%) Linux
13 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (18.18%) Android
13 10 (18.18%) JIRA
14 9 (16.36%) CMS
14 9 (16.36%) OOCSS
15 8 (14.55%) Gradle
15 8 (14.55%) Android Development

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (16.36%) CMS
2 5 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (36.36%) Selenium
2 19 (34.55%) Git (software)
3 16 (29.09%) WebDriver
3 16 (29.09%) Grunt
4 13 (23.64%) Maven
4 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
5 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
6 11 (20.00%) Hudson
6 11 (20.00%) Ant
7 10 (18.18%) JIRA
8 8 (14.55%) Gradle
9 7 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (9.09%) Robotium
10 5 (9.09%) Appium
10 5 (9.09%) Robolectric
10 5 (9.09%) Calabash
11 4 (7.27%) JMeter
11 4 (7.27%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (7.27%) Bower
11 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 13 (23.64%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Android Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Tester
8 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (49.09%) HTML
2 24 (43.64%) CSS
3 12 (21.82%) jQuery
4 9 (16.36%) OOCSS
5 7 (12.73%) Web Services
6 5 (9.09%) RESTful
6 5 (9.09%) JSON
6 5 (9.09%) JSP
7 4 (7.27%) SVG
7 4 (7.27%) JavaBeans
7 4 (7.27%) JSF
7 4 (7.27%) HTML5
7 4 (7.27%) CSS3
7 4 (7.27%) Laravel
7 4 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (7.27%) D3.js
7 4 (7.27%) Sass
7 4 (7.27%) LESS
7 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Open Source
2 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.27%) User Experience
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) UNIX
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Android
3 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) TDD
3 16 (29.09%) BDD
4 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.55%) Android Development
5 8 (14.55%) Web Development
5 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Test Management
6 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.91%) Fund Accounting
6 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) Software Architecture
7 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.27%) MVC
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 4 (7.27%) System Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 25 (45.45%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
5 4 (7.27%) C#
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) ISEB
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.82%) HND
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) IBM
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Twitter
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