Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 28 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 118 147 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.02% 5.05% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 5.77% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 99 79
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £288
90th Percentile £570 £525 £458
Scotland median daily rate £404 £376 £363
% change year-on-year +7.31% +3.79% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +92.59% -10.00% +15.72%

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 2,017 2,546 1,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.87% 87.40% 86.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 1,519 1,003
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £295 £269
90th Percentile £593 £569 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +94.44% -53.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.11 £13.21
90th Percentile £46.63 £105.45 £52.14
Scotland median hourly rate £23.06 £20.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year +11.14% -8.79% -36.81%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 84 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (42.37%) Java
3 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 32 (27.12%) Selenium
5 30 (25.42%) TDD
5 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
6 29 (24.58%) Git (software)
6 29 (24.58%) Python
7 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (23.73%) BDD
8 27 (22.88%) JIRA
9 25 (21.19%) Cucumber
9 25 (21.19%) Functional Testing
10 22 (18.64%) DevOps
11 21 (17.80%) Banking
11 21 (17.80%) Linux
12 20 (16.95%) SQL
12 20 (16.95%) Scrum
13 19 (16.10%) CSS
14 18 (15.25%) Finance
15 17 (14.41%) HTML
16 16 (13.56%) Spring
17 15 (12.71%) Node.js
18 14 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
18 14 (11.86%) Integration Testing
18 14 (11.86%) Oracle
19 13 (11.02%) HTML5
19 13 (11.02%) Open Source
20 12 (10.17%) NoSQL
20 12 (10.17%) Microservices

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 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.69%) Confluence
2 2 (1.69%) Drupal
3 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.85%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.24%) Apigee
4 3 (2.54%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.54%) GitHub
4 3 (2.54%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.69%) IaaS
5 2 (1.69%) PaaS
5 2 (1.69%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Serverless
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (8.47%) DB2
3 10 (8.47%) MySQL
4 9 (7.63%) RDBMS
4 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (27.12%) Selenium
2 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
3 29 (24.58%) Git (software)
4 27 (22.88%) JIRA
5 25 (21.19%) Cucumber
6 10 (8.47%) JMeter
6 10 (8.47%) Protractor
7 7 (5.93%) GitLab
7 7 (5.93%) Robot Framework
8 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.24%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.39%) Mockito
9 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.54%) JUnit
10 3 (2.54%) Maven
10 3 (2.54%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.69%) Appium
11 2 (1.69%) Gatling
General
1 21 (17.80%) Banking
2 18 (15.25%) Finance
3 8 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.93%) Games
5 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.54%) Publishing
6 2 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (26.27%) Developer
2 26 (22.03%) Test Engineer
3 19 (16.10%) Test Automation Engineer
4 18 (15.25%) Analyst
5 17 (14.41%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (8.47%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.63%) Node.js Developer
8 8 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Scrum Master
9 7 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (5.08%) React Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Tester
11 5 (4.24%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.24%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.39%) Java Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) CSS
2 17 (14.41%) HTML
3 16 (13.56%) Spring
4 15 (12.71%) Node.js
5 13 (11.02%) HTML5
6 12 (10.17%) React
7 11 (9.32%) REST
8 10 (8.47%) RESTful
8 10 (8.47%) SOAP
9 9 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.78%) CSS3
10 8 (6.78%) JSON
10 8 (6.78%) MEAN Stack
11 6 (5.08%) Velocity
12 5 (4.24%) Web Services
13 4 (3.39%) Apache Camel
13 4 (3.39%) JMX
14 3 (2.54%) .NET
14 3 (2.54%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.69%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.69%) User Experience
4 1 (0.85%) CMDB
4 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.85%) Fintech
4 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.80%) Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Windows
3 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.42%) TDD
3 28 (23.73%) BDD
3 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (21.19%) Functional Testing
5 22 (18.64%) DevOps
6 20 (16.95%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) Integration Testing
7 14 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (11.02%) Open Source
9 12 (10.17%) Microservices
10 11 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (9.32%) User Stories
11 10 (8.47%) API Testing
11 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.63%) Configuration Management
12 9 (7.63%) Kanban
12 9 (7.63%) Manual Testing
12 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.37%) Java
2 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 29 (24.58%) Python
4 20 (16.95%) SQL
5 8 (6.78%) C#
6 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.39%) Java 8
7 4 (3.39%) VBA
8 3 (2.54%) PHP
8 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.69%) Ruby
9 2 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) ES6
10 1 (0.85%) JSX
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Puppet
2 6 (5.08%) Ansible
3 3 (2.54%) Grafana
3 3 (2.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) Kibana
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) Rancher
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Oracle
2 4 (3.39%) IBM
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.54%) VMware
4 2 (1.69%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.69%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.85%) Charles River
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow