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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 73 55 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 1.77% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 1
Average daily rate £325 £365 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +102.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 17 (53.13%) Selenium
4 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Defect Management
6 14 (43.75%) JIRA
6 14 (43.75%) Web Services
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle
7 13 (40.63%) Java
7 13 (40.63%) Scrum
7 13 (40.63%) User Stories
8 12 (37.50%) Kanban
9 11 (34.38%) Firebug
9 11 (34.38%) Java EE
9 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
9 11 (34.38%) Unix
9 11 (34.38%) JBoss
9 11 (34.38%) SOA
10 9 (28.13%) Finance
11 8 (25.00%) Linux
11 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (21.88%) Test Management
12 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
13 6 (18.75%) System Testing
13 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
13 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
14 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (15.63%) SQL Server

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (34.38%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) HBase
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 14 (43.75%) JIRA
3 11 (34.38%) Firebug
3 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
4 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
5 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.13%) Hudson
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
1 19 (59.38%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Test Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Web Services
2 11 (34.38%) Java EE
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) REST
4 3 (9.38%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) DHTML
5 1 (3.13%) DOM
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Unix
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (46.88%) Defect Management
4 13 (40.63%) Scrum
4 13 (40.63%) User Stories
5 12 (37.50%) Kanban
6 11 (34.38%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Test Management
9 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Fund Accounting
10 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
11 4 (12.50%) ETL
12 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
12 3 (9.38%) ITIL
12 3 (9.38%) Project Management
12 3 (9.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Charles River
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago