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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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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
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) Java
3 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 20 (39.22%) CSS
3 20 (39.22%) HTML
4 18 (35.29%) TDD
4 18 (35.29%) Selenium
5 17 (33.33%) Banking
5 17 (33.33%) Linux
6 15 (29.41%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) Grunt
7 14 (27.45%) jQuery
7 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
7 14 (27.45%) Perl
7 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 13 (25.49%) PHP
8 13 (25.49%) Python
9 12 (23.53%) SQL
10 11 (21.57%) C++
10 11 (21.57%) CMS
10 11 (21.57%) Security Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Big Data
10 11 (21.57%) OOCSS
11 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
11 10 (19.61%) BDD
12 8 (15.69%) Information Security
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
12 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
13 7 (13.73%) Jenkins

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (21.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Big Data
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 15 (29.41%) Grunt
3 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
5 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
6 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
6 7 (13.73%) JIRA
6 7 (13.73%) Maven
7 5 (9.80%) Hudson
7 5 (9.80%) Robotium
7 5 (9.80%) Ant
7 5 (9.80%) Robolectric
8 3 (5.88%) Artifactory
8 3 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (3.92%) Gradle
9 2 (3.92%) Calabash
9 2 (3.92%) JBehave
10 1 (1.96%) Appium
10 1 (1.96%) Bower
10 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
General
1 17 (33.33%) Banking
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Front-End Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Web Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Front-End Web Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Android Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) CSS
1 20 (39.22%) HTML
2 14 (27.45%) jQuery
3 11 (21.57%) OOCSS
4 3 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (3.92%) Spring
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) JSP
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) D3.js
6 1 (1.96%) CSS3
6 1 (1.96%) Laravel
6 1 (1.96%) HTML5
6 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.96%) Sass
6 1 (1.96%) LESS
6 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.96%) SVG
6 1 (1.96%) JavaBeans
6 1 (1.96%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) Open Source
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) UNIX
3 7 (13.73%) Android
4 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) TDD
3 11 (21.57%) Security Testing
4 10 (19.61%) BDD
5 8 (15.69%) Information Security
6 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Product Management
7 5 (9.80%) Web Development
7 5 (9.80%) Software Architecture
7 5 (9.80%) Android Development
8 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.84%) Test Management
9 3 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
9 3 (5.88%) OOD
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
10 2 (3.92%) Pair Programming
10 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) Perl
4 13 (25.49%) PHP
4 13 (25.49%) Python
5 12 (23.53%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) C++
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) ISEB
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) IBM
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.96%) HP
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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