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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 80 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 1.30% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.60% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 11
Median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £330 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £419 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
Test Automation
Scotland

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
1165 1188 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.74% 81.37% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 657 585
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) SQL
3 16 (55.17%) Selenium
4 13 (44.83%) JIRA
5 12 (41.38%) Java
5 12 (41.38%) Linux
6 11 (37.93%) BDD
7 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Scrum
7 10 (34.48%) User Stories
8 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Kanban
9 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
9 7 (24.14%) HTML
9 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
10 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.69%) Unix
10 6 (20.69%) Perl
10 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
11 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
11 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (17.24%) Java EE
11 5 (17.24%) Firebug
11 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) CSS
11 5 (17.24%) JBoss

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) JBoss
2 3 (10.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) JIRA
3 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
4 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
5 5 (17.24%) Firebug
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.34%) Bower
7 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
7 3 (10.34%) Hudson
7 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.34%) Subversion
8 1 (3.45%) gulp
8 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.45%) JMeter
8 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.45%) Protractor
8 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Analyst
1 19 (65.52%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Java Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 7 (24.14%) HTML
3 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
3 5 (17.24%) Java EE
4 4 (13.79%) Sass
5 3 (10.34%) Flask
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) REST
5 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
6 1 (3.45%) DHTML
6 1 (3.45%) DOM
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) SVG
6 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Unix
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Scrum
3 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) User Stories
4 8 (27.59%) Kanban
4 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) SOA
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Management
8 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
8 3 (10.34%) Release Management
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Charles River
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) IBM