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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 41 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.44% 1.36% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 1.66% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 18
Median daily rate £381 £314 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.51% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £273 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
677 1142 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.07% 81.92% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 589 581
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -59.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 22 January 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) BDD
3 21 (52.50%) Java
4 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 16 (40.00%) Selenium
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
5 13 (32.50%) User Stories
6 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (27.50%) JIRA
8 10 (25.00%) TDD
9 9 (22.50%) Scrum
9 9 (22.50%) Spring
9 9 (22.50%) QA
9 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
9 9 (22.50%) Automation Testing
10 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (20.00%) Python
11 7 (17.50%) CSS
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
12 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Oracle
12 6 (15.00%) GIS
12 6 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
13 5 (12.50%) HTML
13 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
13 5 (12.50%) Puppet
13 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) GIS
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (7.50%) QGIS
4 3 (7.50%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
3 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (27.50%) JIRA
5 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (5.00%) JUnit
9 2 (5.00%) Maven
9 2 (5.00%) Subversion
9 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.50%) Appium
10 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
1 15 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Expert
7 3 (7.50%) Developer in Test
7 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.00%) GIS Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Python Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
1 9 (22.50%) Spring
2 7 (17.50%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (10.00%) Angular 2
4 4 (10.00%) Spring Integration
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (7.50%) PostGIS
6 2 (5.00%) Node.js
6 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) BDD
3 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (32.50%) User Stories
4 10 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (22.50%) Automation Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Microservices
9 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Agile Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.50%) Data Validation
10 3 (7.50%) Kanban
10 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Scala
4 2 (5.00%) XPath
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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