Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 187 147 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.56% 5.06% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 5.88% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 79 42
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £268
90th Percentile £539 £564 £475
Scotland median daily rate £386 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +1.64% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +214.81% -6.90% -52.46%

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 2,512 2,498 1,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.11% 85.93% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 1,449 995
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +5.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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.

1 115 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (44.92%) Java
3 53 (28.34%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 50 (26.74%) HTML
6 45 (24.06%) Selenium
6 45 (24.06%) Microservices
7 44 (23.53%) DevOps
8 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
9 41 (21.93%) Functional Testing
9 41 (21.93%) Jenkins
10 40 (21.39%) BDD
10 40 (21.39%) CSS
11 39 (20.86%) TDD
12 38 (20.32%) Finance
13 35 (18.72%) HTML5
13 35 (18.72%) React
14 33 (17.65%) AngularJS
15 32 (17.11%) Cucumber
15 32 (17.11%) SQL
16 31 (16.58%) JIRA
17 29 (15.51%) C#
17 29 (15.51%) Oracle
17 29 (15.51%) Spring
18 28 (14.97%) NoSQL
18 28 (14.97%) Node.js
19 27 (14.44%) JUnit
20 25 (13.37%) MongoDB
21 24 (12.83%) Linux
21 24 (12.83%) Scrum

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 11 (5.88%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (5.35%) SaaS
2 7 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.67%) npm
4 4 (2.14%) GitHub
4 4 (2.14%) Yarn
5 1 (0.53%) Apigee
5 1 (0.53%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) SAN
2 1 (0.53%) MQTT
2 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.97%) NoSQL
2 25 (13.37%) MongoDB
3 23 (12.30%) MySQL
4 21 (11.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (10.16%) RDBMS
5 19 (10.16%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.42%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.60%) DB2
9 3 (1.60%) Flink
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (24.06%) Selenium
2 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
3 41 (21.93%) Jenkins
4 32 (17.11%) Cucumber
5 31 (16.58%) JIRA
6 27 (14.44%) JUnit
7 17 (9.09%) Protractor
8 16 (8.56%) Maven
9 14 (7.49%) HP UFT
10 12 (6.42%) JMeter
10 12 (6.42%) TeamCity
11 10 (5.35%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.81%) Subversion
13 8 (4.28%) Appium
14 7 (3.74%) Eclipse
14 7 (3.74%) Gradle
14 7 (3.74%) TestNG
15 6 (3.21%) Gatling
15 6 (3.21%) Hudson
16 5 (2.67%) GitLab
General
1 38 (20.32%) Finance
2 23 (12.30%) Banking
3 4 (2.14%) Front Office
4 3 (1.60%) Electronics
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Advertising
5 2 (1.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (37.43%) Developer
2 30 (16.04%) Analyst
3 28 (14.97%) Tester
4 25 (13.37%) Automation Tester
5 24 (12.83%) Test Analyst
6 23 (12.30%) Java Developer
7 21 (11.23%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (10.70%) Test Engineer
9 18 (9.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (8.02%) Senior Developer
11 14 (7.49%) React Developer
12 13 (6.95%) Architect
12 13 (6.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (6.42%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (6.42%) Node.js Developer
13 12 (6.42%) Technical Architect
14 10 (5.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
15 9 (4.81%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 8 (4.28%) HTML Developer
16 8 (4.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (26.74%) HTML
2 40 (21.39%) CSS
3 35 (18.72%) HTML5
3 35 (18.72%) React
4 33 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 29 (15.51%) Spring
6 28 (14.97%) Node.js
7 23 (12.30%) RESTful
8 21 (11.23%) CSS3
8 21 (11.23%) MEAN Stack
8 21 (11.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (7.49%) .NET
10 13 (6.95%) REST
10 13 (6.95%) Web Services
11 11 (5.88%) JSON
11 11 (5.88%) Kafka
12 10 (5.35%) SOAP
13 9 (4.81%) Apache Camel
14 8 (4.28%) Spring Boot
15 6 (3.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.74%) User Experience
2 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.14%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.14%) Equities
4 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.60%) Replication
4 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.07%) Blog
5 2 (1.07%) DataPower
5 2 (1.07%) Fintech
5 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.07%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Handset
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.83%) Linux
2 14 (7.49%) Windows
3 7 (3.74%) Unix
4 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.34%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (24.06%) Microservices
4 44 (23.53%) DevOps
5 41 (21.93%) Functional Testing
6 40 (21.39%) BDD
7 39 (20.86%) TDD
8 24 (12.83%) Scrum
9 19 (10.16%) Mentoring
10 17 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 17 (9.09%) OO
11 15 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (8.02%) MVC
11 15 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (7.49%) Integration Testing
12 14 (7.49%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.95%) Manual Testing
13 13 (6.95%) Test Strategy
13 13 (6.95%) User Stories
14 12 (6.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (44.92%) Java
2 51 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 32 (17.11%) SQL
4 29 (15.51%) C#
5 23 (12.30%) Python
6 10 (5.35%) Java 8
7 8 (4.28%) Perl
8 7 (3.74%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.67%) XAML
11 4 (2.14%) ES6
12 3 (1.60%) C++
12 3 (1.60%) Groovy
12 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.07%) PHP
13 2 (1.07%) VBA
13 2 (1.07%) VBScript
14 1 (0.53%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (8.02%) Degree
2 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.07%) ISEB
4 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) QA
2 6 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.07%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.67%) Ansible
2 5 (2.67%) Puppet
3 4 (2.14%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.07%) Kibana
5 2 (1.07%) logstash
5 2 (1.07%) Rancher
6 1 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.53%) OpenView
6 1 (0.53%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Oracle
2 14 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.21%) VMware
4 5 (2.67%) IBM
5 4 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.60%) CA
6 3 (1.60%) Charles River
6 3 (1.60%) HP
7 2 (1.07%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.07%) RedGate
7 2 (1.07%) Twitter
8 1 (0.53%) BMC
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Sybase
8 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.53%) TOWER Software