Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 27 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 111 158 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.14% 5.34% 4.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 6.01% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 93 79
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £303 £325 £313
90th Percentile £610 £573 £571
Scotland median daily rate £406 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +9.80% -1.33% +12.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year +125.00% - -

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 1,866 2,628 2,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.47% 88.81% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 1,414 1,307
Edinburgh median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £281 £266 £263
90th Percentile £594 £574 £563
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £25.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.28% +57.63% +0.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.12
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.27 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £22.87 £26.25
% change year-on-year -1.60% -12.90% -21.05%

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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019, 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 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.05%) Java
3 32 (28.83%) Selenium
4 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
5 29 (26.13%) BDD
5 29 (26.13%) Public Sector
6 26 (23.42%) Cucumber
7 25 (22.52%) Git (software)
7 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
8 24 (21.62%) DevOps
9 23 (20.72%) Banking
10 21 (18.92%) SQL
11 19 (17.12%) Gherkin
12 18 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (16.22%) JSON
13 17 (15.32%) TDD
13 17 (15.32%) Scrum
13 17 (15.32%) Python
14 16 (14.41%) User Stories
14 16 (14.41%) Linux
14 16 (14.41%) CSS
14 16 (14.41%) HTML
15 15 (13.51%) Configuration Management
15 15 (13.51%) JIRA
16 14 (12.61%) AngularJS
16 14 (12.61%) Functional Testing
16 14 (12.61%) API Testing
17 13 (11.71%) Spring
17 13 (11.71%) Finance
18 12 (10.81%) DB2

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 10 (9.01%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.70%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.90%) Gunicorn
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (0.90%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.81%) AWS
2 8 (7.21%) Azure
3 5 (4.50%) SaaS
4 4 (3.60%) PaaS
4 4 (3.60%) Serverless
5 3 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.70%) GitHub
5 3 (2.70%) IaaS
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.90%) Apigee
7 1 (0.90%) GCP
7 1 (0.90%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) LAN
1 3 (2.70%) SAN
1 3 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) DB2
2 11 (9.91%) MySQL
3 8 (7.21%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.21%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.70%) GIS
8 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (28.83%) Selenium
2 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
3 26 (23.42%) Cucumber
4 25 (22.52%) Git (software)
5 15 (13.51%) JIRA
6 12 (10.81%) JUnit
7 5 (4.50%) Maven
8 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.60%) JMeter
8 4 (3.60%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.60%) Subversion
8 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.70%) Appium
9 3 (2.70%) GitLab
9 3 (2.70%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.70%) Mockito
9 3 (2.70%) Protractor
9 3 (2.70%) TestNG
10 2 (1.80%) Gatling
10 2 (1.80%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (26.13%) Public Sector
2 23 (20.72%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Finance
4 4 (3.60%) Games
5 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Developer
2 22 (19.82%) Test Engineer
3 17 (15.32%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Analyst
4 13 (11.71%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Android Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Tester
7 5 (4.50%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.60%) Environment Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Python Developer
8 4 (3.60%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) Gherkin
2 18 (16.22%) JSON
3 16 (14.41%) CSS
3 16 (14.41%) HTML
4 14 (12.61%) AngularJS
5 13 (11.71%) Spring
6 12 (10.81%) React
6 12 (10.81%) XML
7 9 (8.11%) Node.js
8 7 (6.31%) RESTful
9 6 (5.41%) CSS3
9 6 (5.41%) HTML5
10 5 (4.50%) Ajax
10 5 (4.50%) Spring Boot
10 5 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.60%) jQuery
11 4 (3.60%) MEAN Stack
11 4 (3.60%) REST
11 4 (3.60%) Web Services
12 3 (2.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) User Experience
2 8 (7.21%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.70%) CMDB
5 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.80%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.41%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Android
4 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.50%) Unix
6 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) BDD
3 24 (21.62%) DevOps
4 18 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.32%) Scrum
5 17 (15.32%) TDD
6 16 (14.41%) User Stories
7 15 (13.51%) Configuration Management
8 14 (12.61%) API Testing
8 14 (12.61%) Functional Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Critical Thinking
10 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.91%) Integration Testing
11 10 (9.01%) Kanban
11 10 (9.01%) Test Management
11 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.11%) Coaching
12 9 (8.11%) Microservices
12 9 (8.11%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.05%) Java
2 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 21 (18.92%) SQL
4 17 (15.32%) Python
5 9 (8.11%) C#
6 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.31%) Kotlin
6 7 (6.31%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.50%) Java 8
9 3 (2.70%) PHP
10 2 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.80%) ES6
11 1 (0.90%) C++
11 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.90%) Scala
11 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) Degree
2 3 (2.70%) CCNA
2 3 (2.70%) CCNP
2 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.70%) VCAP
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware NSX
2 3 (2.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Ansible
1 6 (5.41%) Puppet
2 4 (3.60%) Grafana
3 3 (2.70%) Avamar
3 3 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.70%) PowerCLI
4 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.90%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle
2 8 (7.21%) IBM
3 5 (4.50%) VMware
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.70%) Adobe
5 3 (2.70%) EMC
5 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Charles River
6 1 (0.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.90%) WSO2