The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Automation Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 96 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.16% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.21% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1170 1264 1370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.30% 95.47% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 695 716
Median daily rate £375 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
5 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Kanban
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories
7 1 (12.50%) Test Planning

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) Protractor
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft