The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 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.

Automation Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 91 84
Rank change year-on-year +26 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.66% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £360 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 18 9 20
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 £14.48 £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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) BDD
3 9 (64.29%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Python
6 5 (35.71%) GIS
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (35.71%) QGIS
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Testing
7 4 (28.57%) QA
8 3 (21.43%) Kanban
8 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
8 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
8 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) PostGIS
8 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
8 3 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Ansible
9 2 (14.29%) Protractor
9 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) GIS
1 5 (35.71%) QGIS
2 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 2 (14.29%) Protractor
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 3 (21.43%) PostGIS
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) TDD
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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