Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Automation Tester
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 117 130
Rank change year-on-year -13 +13 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.46% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.48% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09% +19.57%
10th Percentile £336 £249 £366
90th Percentile £486 £401 £490
Scotland median daily rate £373 £325 £388
% change year-on-year +14.62% -16.13% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2781 2086 3069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.75% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1206 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Edinburgh

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Edinburgh

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) QA

Automation Tester 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 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Perfecto Mobile