Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 25 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 143 114 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.98% 6.15% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 7.17% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 84 47
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £310 £291 £254
90th Percentile £525 £457 £468
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.96
% change year-on-year -10.00% +15.72% -57.50%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,500 1,590 2,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.99% 85.71% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,492 995 1,350
Edinburgh median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £15.56 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.01% -24.12% -25.45%
10th Percentile £15.11 £12.95 £14.13
90th Percentile £105.45 £43.77 £52.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +10.81% -48.61% +32.11%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 104 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (41.96%) Java
3 59 (41.26%) Selenium
4 53 (37.06%) Finance
5 51 (35.66%) BDD
6 43 (30.07%) SQL
7 35 (24.48%) QA
8 31 (21.68%) TDD
8 31 (21.68%) SDLC
9 30 (20.98%) Scrum
9 30 (20.98%) JIRA
9 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (20.28%) JavaScript
11 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
12 24 (16.78%) Web Services
12 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
13 23 (16.08%) Linux
13 23 (16.08%) Python
13 23 (16.08%) Cucumber
14 21 (14.69%) Oracle
15 19 (13.29%) Spring
16 18 (12.59%) ETL
17 17 (11.89%) HTML
17 17 (11.89%) CSS
17 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
17 17 (11.89%) RESTful
17 17 (11.89%) User Stories
18 15 (10.49%) DevOps
19 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (9.79%) Unix

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.59%) Confluence
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.70%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) GitHub
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.40%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) npm
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) HTTP
1 2 (1.40%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (6.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.50%) Big Data
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.80%) GIS
3 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.80%) MySQL
4 3 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.70%) QGIS
6 1 (0.70%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (41.26%) Selenium
2 30 (20.98%) JIRA
3 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
4 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
5 23 (16.08%) Cucumber
6 13 (9.09%) Maven
7 11 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 11 (7.69%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.99%) JUnit
9 9 (6.29%) Protractor
10 8 (5.59%) FitNesse
11 7 (4.90%) Ant
12 6 (4.20%) Mockito
12 6 (4.20%) TestNG
13 5 (3.50%) Artifactory
13 5 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.50%) GitLab
14 4 (2.80%) Appium
14 4 (2.80%) Gatling
14 4 (2.80%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (37.06%) Finance
2 13 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Games
3 2 (1.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Analyst
2 32 (22.38%) Test Analyst
3 25 (17.48%) Tester
4 24 (16.78%) Developer
5 17 (11.89%) Test Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (7.69%) ETL Tester
7 10 (6.99%) Java Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Architect
11 5 (3.50%) Java Developer in Test
11 5 (3.50%) Performance Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) QA Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.78%) Web Services
2 19 (13.29%) Spring
3 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
3 17 (11.89%) CSS
3 17 (11.89%) HTML
3 17 (11.89%) RESTful
4 13 (9.09%) React
4 13 (9.09%) SOAP
5 11 (7.69%) REST
6 8 (5.59%) CSS3
6 8 (5.59%) HTML5
7 7 (4.90%) Node.js
8 6 (4.20%) Express
8 6 (4.20%) JMS
8 6 (4.20%) Spring MVC
9 5 (3.50%) J2EE
9 5 (3.50%) JMX
9 5 (3.50%) jQuery
9 5 (3.50%) Middleware
9 5 (3.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.20%) Virtual Team
3 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.10%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.10%) iPad
5 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.40%) DataPower
6 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Photography
7 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.08%) Linux
2 14 (9.79%) Unix
3 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.50%) Windows
4 3 (2.10%) Android
4 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.66%) BDD
3 31 (21.68%) SDLC
3 31 (21.68%) TDD
4 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.98%) Scrum
5 18 (12.59%) ETL
6 17 (11.89%) User Stories
7 15 (10.49%) DevOps
8 13 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 13 (9.09%) Kanban
8 13 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 13 (9.09%) Open Source
8 13 (9.09%) Test Management
9 12 (8.39%) Defect Management
9 12 (8.39%) SOA
9 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.96%) Java
2 43 (30.07%) SQL
3 29 (20.28%) JavaScript
4 23 (16.08%) Python
5 13 (9.09%) C#
6 8 (5.59%) Java 8
7 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.10%) C++
8 3 (2.10%) PHP
9 2 (1.40%) Groovy
9 2 (1.40%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.40%) VBScript
10 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) R
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) ISEB
4 2 (1.40%) MBA
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.48%) QA
2 7 (4.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) Puppet
2 6 (4.20%) Ansible
3 4 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.10%) Salt
5 1 (0.70%) Grafana
5 1 (0.70%) Kibana
5 1 (0.70%) logstash
5 1 (0.70%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.70%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (14.69%) Oracle
2 11 (7.69%) Informatica
3 6 (4.20%) Bloomberg
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.10%) Charles River
6 3 (2.10%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.40%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.40%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.40%) Kony
7 2 (1.40%) Sun
8 1 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.70%) Ping Identity
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase
8 1 (0.70%) VMware