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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 50 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.30% 1.20% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.45% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 22
Median daily rate £400 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £255 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
734 1239 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.39% 82.27% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 615 612
Median daily rate £405 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) BDD
3 19 (57.58%) SQL
4 17 (51.52%) User Stories
5 14 (42.42%) JIRA
6 13 (39.39%) Java
7 10 (30.30%) Linux
7 10 (30.30%) Manual Testing
8 9 (27.27%) QA
8 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Selenium
9 8 (24.24%) Python
9 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (21.21%) GIS
10 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
10 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
11 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Ansible
11 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
11 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
12 5 (15.15%) ISEB
12 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (12.12%) QGIS
13 4 (12.12%) Spatial Data
13 4 (12.12%) Finance
13 4 (12.12%) Validation
13 4 (12.12%) Migration

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 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) GIS
2 4 (12.12%) QGIS
2 4 (12.12%) Spatial Data
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) JIRA
2 8 (24.24%) Selenium
3 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
3 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.06%) Subversion
7 1 (3.03%) Appium
7 1 (3.03%) Bower
7 1 (3.03%) Gradle
7 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.03%) Maven
7 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
1 17 (51.52%) Test Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) GIS Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
1 4 (12.12%) PostGIS
2 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) Sass
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) BDD
3 17 (51.52%) User Stories
4 10 (30.30%) Manual Testing
5 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Data Validation
8 4 (12.12%) Kanban
8 4 (12.12%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Validation
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.06%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.03%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
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