Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 32 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 163 107 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.55% 4.57% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 5.44% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 35
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £550 £500 £470
Scotland median daily rate £373 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -0.67% +15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.93
% change year-on-year - +7.72% -54.34%

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 2,582 1,966 2,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.88% 83.98% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,429 1,157 1,289
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £270
90th Percentile £557 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 17
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +13.82% -13.34%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £10.91
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +40.57%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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.

1 114 (69.94%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (41.10%) Java
2 67 (41.10%) Selenium
3 46 (28.22%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (25.77%) Finance
5 41 (25.15%) Cucumber
5 41 (25.15%) BDD
6 35 (21.47%) Jenkins
7 34 (20.86%) TDD
7 34 (20.86%) Git (software)
8 33 (20.25%) QA
8 33 (20.25%) DevOps
9 32 (19.63%) Microservices
9 32 (19.63%) JIRA
10 31 (19.02%) SQL
11 30 (18.40%) JavaScript
12 27 (16.56%) Scrum
13 23 (14.11%) HTML
13 23 (14.11%) Python
14 22 (13.50%) Oracle
14 22 (13.50%) RESTful
14 22 (13.50%) AngularJS
15 20 (12.27%) Functional Testing
15 20 (12.27%) Maven
15 20 (12.27%) CSS
16 19 (11.66%) C#
16 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
16 19 (11.66%) Node.js
16 19 (11.66%) SDLC
17 18 (11.04%) React

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 (6.13%) Confluence
2 4 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.23%) Mendix
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) SaaS
2 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.68%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.45%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (1.84%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) npm
7 2 (1.23%) PaaS
7 2 (1.23%) Yarn
8 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (9.20%) MySQL
2 15 (9.20%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.13%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.91%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.45%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.45%) Redis
7 3 (1.84%) Big Data
7 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.84%) Flink
7 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 67 (41.10%) Selenium
2 41 (25.15%) Cucumber
3 35 (21.47%) Jenkins
4 34 (20.86%) Git (software)
5 32 (19.63%) JIRA
6 20 (12.27%) Maven
7 13 (7.98%) JUnit
7 13 (7.98%) TeamCity
8 11 (6.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (6.75%) WebDriver
9 9 (5.52%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.52%) SoapUI
10 8 (4.91%) Artifactory
11 7 (4.29%) Bitbucket
11 7 (4.29%) Eclipse
11 7 (4.29%) JMeter
11 7 (4.29%) Protractor
12 6 (3.68%) SilkTest
12 6 (3.68%) Subversion
13 5 (3.07%) FitNesse
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Games
5 2 (1.23%) Front Office
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.70%) Developer
2 30 (18.40%) Tester
3 27 (16.56%) Analyst
4 22 (13.50%) Test Analyst
4 22 (13.50%) Test Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) Automation Tester
6 18 (11.04%) Architect
7 16 (9.82%) Technical Architect
8 14 (8.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (7.98%) Java Developer
9 13 (7.98%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (7.36%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Performance Tester
11 5 (3.07%) QA Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Scrum Master
12 4 (2.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (2.45%) Java Architect
12 4 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (2.45%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.11%) HTML
2 22 (13.50%) AngularJS
2 22 (13.50%) RESTful
3 20 (12.27%) CSS
4 19 (11.66%) Node.js
5 18 (11.04%) React
6 16 (9.82%) Spring
7 14 (8.59%) HTML5
7 14 (8.59%) Web Services
8 12 (7.36%) SOAP
9 11 (6.75%) .NET
9 11 (6.75%) Kafka
10 10 (6.13%) CSS3
10 10 (6.13%) Spring Boot
10 10 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.52%) MEAN Stack
11 9 (5.52%) REST
12 6 (3.68%) Hibernate
13 5 (3.07%) J2EE
13 5 (3.07%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.68%) User Experience
3 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.45%) DataPower
4 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.84%) iPad
6 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.23%) Equities
6 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Fintech
7 1 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.20%) Linux
2 13 (7.98%) Windows
3 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.68%) Unix
4 3 (1.84%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (69.94%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.22%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (25.15%) BDD
4 34 (20.86%) TDD
5 33 (20.25%) DevOps
6 32 (19.63%) Microservices
7 27 (16.56%) Scrum
8 20 (12.27%) Functional Testing
9 19 (11.66%) SDLC
10 18 (11.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (8.59%) OO
11 14 (8.59%) Software Architecture
12 13 (7.98%) Manual Testing
12 13 (7.98%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.98%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.75%) Software Testing
14 10 (6.13%) ATDD
14 10 (6.13%) User Stories
15 9 (5.52%) Kanban
15 9 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.10%) Java
2 31 (19.02%) SQL
3 30 (18.40%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.11%) Python
5 19 (11.66%) C#
6 7 (4.29%) Java 8
7 6 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.07%) XAML
9 4 (2.45%) PHP
10 3 (1.84%) VBScript
11 2 (1.23%) C++
11 2 (1.23%) ES6
11 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) VB
12 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.07%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) ISEB
2 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.23%) MBA
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Ansible
1 9 (5.52%) Puppet
2 7 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.45%) OpenView
4 4 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.45%) SCOM
4 4 (2.45%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.84%) Rancher
6 2 (1.23%) Salt
7 1 (0.61%) Control-M
7 1 (0.61%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Oracle
2 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.29%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.68%) IBM
5 5 (3.07%) HP
6 4 (2.45%) Google
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.84%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.23%) Appcelerator
8 2 (1.23%) Charles River
8 2 (1.23%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) Kony
8 2 (1.23%) OutSystems
8 2 (1.23%) Sun
9 1 (0.61%) BMC
9 1 (0.61%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.61%) Ping Identity
9 1 (0.61%) Sybase
9 1 (0.61%) VMware