The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 53 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +31 -11  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 5
Median daily rate £373 £438 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £428 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 762 1250 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.67% 82.78% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 700 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Edinburgh

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) Selenium
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Subversion
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Spring
7 5 (20.83%) Maven
7 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
7 5 (20.83%) J2EE
7 5 (20.83%) MySQL
7 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
8 4 (16.67%) CMS
8 4 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Ant
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Apache
8 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (16.67%) Ember.js

Automated Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) CMS
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
1 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Subversion
3 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.83%) Maven
4 4 (16.67%) Ant
5 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.17%) Calabash
6 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (4.17%) Hudson
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) Protractor
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Web Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Java Web Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum Master
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior SQL DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
1 5 (20.83%) J2EE
1 5 (20.83%) Spring
2 4 (16.67%) Backbone.js
2 4 (16.67%) Ember.js
2 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (16.67%) jQuery
2 4 (16.67%) React
3 3 (12.50%) Node.js
3 3 (12.50%) Velocity
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.17%) JDBC
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) JSP
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) Servlets
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
1 1 (4.17%) Fintech
1 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 4 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (12.50%) API Development
7 3 (12.50%) BDD
7 3 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (12.50%) Kanban
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Apigee
2 1 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago