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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 40 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.94% 1.30% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 1.55% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 13
Median daily rate £394 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £258 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £357
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
685 1222 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.36% 83.36% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 642 619
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) Java
3 27 (57.45%) Selenium
4 23 (48.94%) BDD
5 19 (40.43%) Cucumber
5 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
6 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (29.79%) AngularJS
7 14 (29.79%) SQL
7 14 (29.79%) Scrum
8 13 (27.66%) TDD
8 13 (27.66%) Spring
8 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
9 12 (25.53%) User Stories
10 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.15%) QA
10 9 (19.15%) JIRA
11 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 8 (17.02%) Python
11 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Puppet
12 7 (14.89%) CSS
12 7 (14.89%) Web Services
12 7 (14.89%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (12.77%) Finance
13 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
14 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
14 5 (10.64%) Gherkin

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 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) GIS
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.38%) QGIS
3 3 (6.38%) Spatial Data
4 2 (4.26%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (57.45%) Selenium
2 19 (40.43%) Cucumber
2 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
3 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
4 9 (19.15%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.51%) Subversion
6 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (6.38%) Maven
8 2 (4.26%) JUnit
8 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.13%) Appium
9 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.13%) JMeter
9 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
1 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Test Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Automation Tester
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Tester
5 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Java Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Expert
7 3 (6.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) AngularJS
2 13 (27.66%) Spring
3 7 (14.89%) CSS
3 7 (14.89%) Web Services
4 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
4 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) Angular 2
5 4 (8.51%) Spring Integration
6 3 (6.38%) PostGIS
7 2 (4.26%) JSON
7 2 (4.26%) Node.js
7 2 (4.26%) REST
7 2 (4.26%) SOAP
7 2 (4.26%) XML
8 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) BDD
3 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) TDD
6 12 (25.53%) User Stories
7 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Agile Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Microservices
11 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
12 3 (6.38%) Data Validation
12 3 (6.38%) Migration
12 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) Scala
4 2 (4.26%) XPath
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (4.26%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
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