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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 74 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.20% -22.66%
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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
918 806 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 71.90% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 386 326
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) Java EE
4 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) JBoss
5 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Drools
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) CMS
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) GIS
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
7 2 (11.11%) jQuery
7 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) CICS
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Informix

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (11.11%) CICS
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Informix
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Grunt
3 2 (11.11%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Perl Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Java EE
2 4 (22.22%) Drools
3 2 (11.11%) OOCSS
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) SOA
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Product Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
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