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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 58 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 24 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.66% 0.66% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.90% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
1113 887 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.81% 72.65% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 465 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) Java
3 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
3 23 (42.59%) CSS
3 23 (42.59%) HTML
4 21 (38.89%) TDD
5 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 18 (33.33%) Grunt
6 17 (31.48%) Selenium
7 16 (29.63%) Banking
7 16 (29.63%) SQL
8 14 (25.93%) Finance
8 14 (25.93%) jQuery
9 13 (24.07%) UNIX
9 13 (24.07%) Linux
10 12 (22.22%) BDD
11 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
11 11 (20.37%) WebDriver
11 11 (20.37%) CMS
11 11 (20.37%) PHP
11 11 (20.37%) OOCSS
12 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
12 10 (18.52%) Android
12 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (18.52%) Maven
13 9 (16.67%) Perl
14 8 (14.81%) Ant
14 8 (14.81%) Python
14 8 (14.81%) Web Development
14 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (20.37%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.11%) Big Data
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 18 (33.33%) Grunt
2 17 (31.48%) Selenium
3 11 (20.37%) WebDriver
3 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
4 10 (18.52%) Maven
4 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.81%) Ant
5 8 (14.81%) Hudson
6 7 (12.96%) JIRA
7 6 (11.11%) Calabash
8 5 (9.26%) Gradle
8 5 (9.26%) Appium
8 5 (9.26%) Robolectric
8 5 (9.26%) Robotium
9 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
9 4 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (7.41%) Bower
10 3 (5.56%) Artifactory
General
1 16 (29.63%) Banking
2 14 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Android Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (42.59%) HTML
1 23 (42.59%) CSS
2 14 (25.93%) jQuery
3 11 (20.37%) OOCSS
4 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (7.41%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) CSS3
4 4 (7.41%) Laravel
4 4 (7.41%) D3.js
4 4 (7.41%) Sass
4 4 (7.41%) LESS
4 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.41%) SVG
4 4 (7.41%) JavaBeans
4 4 (7.41%) JSF
5 3 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) Web Services
6 2 (3.70%) RESTful
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.26%) Open Source
2 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) UNIX
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
2 10 (18.52%) Android
3 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) TDD
3 12 (22.22%) BDD
4 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Web Development
5 8 (14.81%) Android Development
6 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Test Management
8 5 (9.26%) Software Architecture
9 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Information Security
9 4 (7.41%) MVC
9 4 (7.41%) Migration
10 3 (5.56%) OOD
10 3 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Product Management
10 3 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
3 16 (29.63%) SQL
4 11 (20.37%) PHP
5 9 (16.67%) Perl
6 8 (14.81%) Python
7 6 (11.11%) C++
8 4 (7.41%) C#
9 2 (3.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) C
10 1 (1.85%) VBScript
10 1 (1.85%) VB
10 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle
1 1 (1.85%) IBM
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.85%) HP
1 1 (1.85%) Twitter
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