The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £388 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.

Automation Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% - 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (75.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (25.00%) Maven
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) J2EE
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 1 (12.50%) JMeter
7 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Subversion
7 1 (12.50%) Spring
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing

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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft