The median contractor rate for a Automation Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 89 87
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.066% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.069% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £155 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +174.19% -50.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.84%  
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 855 1456 1362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.79% 96.04% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 791 765
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) SAP

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Protractor
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) SAP