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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 63 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 0.94% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.14% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £301 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
816 1401 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.79% 82.22% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 752 539
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) BDD
3 17 (62.96%) SQL
4 15 (55.56%) Java
5 14 (51.85%) Linux
5 14 (51.85%) JIRA
6 12 (44.44%) User Stories
7 10 (37.04%) Python
8 9 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 7 (25.93%) Kanban
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (22.22%) Selenium
11 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
12 5 (18.52%) jQuery
12 5 (18.52%) Scrum
12 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 5 (18.52%) HTML
12 5 (18.52%) CSS
12 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
12 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
12 5 (18.52%) Node.js
12 5 (18.52%) CoffeeScript
12 5 (18.52%) Sass
12 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
12 5 (18.52%) Front End Development
13 4 (14.81%) Spring Boot

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) GIS
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) QGIS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) JIRA
2 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) Selenium
4 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.81%) Bower
5 4 (14.81%) Subversion
6 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 3 (11.11%) Hudson
7 2 (7.41%) Gradle
8 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 2 (7.41%) GIS Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Java Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) jQuery
1 5 (18.52%) Node.js
1 5 (18.52%) Sass
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
2 4 (14.81%) Spring Boot
3 3 (11.11%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) Flask
4 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
4 2 (7.41%) JPA
5 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.70%) Java EE
5 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) BDD
3 12 (44.44%) User Stories
4 9 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Kanban
7 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Front End Development
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) TDD
10 3 (11.11%) API Design
10 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Refactoring
10 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) CoffeeScript
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) HP