Period
to 20 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 57 120 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.63% 6.46% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 7.26% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 92
Median daily rate £428 £431 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +2.99% +4.69%
10th Percentile £363 £290 £325
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.18% -
Scotland median hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +71.43% +159.98%

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 909 1,653 2,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.73% 89.01% 88.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 843 1,170
Median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £248 £263 £284
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 31
Median hourly rate £46.00 £18.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.59% -29.42% +45.71%
10th Percentile £44.80 £15.04 £15.04
90th Percentile £66.20 £51.50 £46.63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £24.25
% change year-on-year -8.04% -21.53% +20.62%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 26 (45.61%) Jenkins
4 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
5 23 (40.35%) Java
6 22 (38.60%) Microservices
7 21 (36.84%) Public Sector
8 19 (33.33%) Selenium
8 19 (33.33%) AWS
9 16 (28.07%) Spring
9 16 (28.07%) BDD
10 15 (26.32%) Serverless
11 14 (24.56%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (24.56%) REST
11 14 (24.56%) Amazon S3
11 14 (24.56%) Scrum
12 13 (22.81%) SQL
12 13 (22.81%) Python
12 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
12 13 (22.81%) JSON
12 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
12 13 (22.81%) Grafana
12 13 (22.81%) Spring Boot
13 12 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (21.05%) OpenShift
13 12 (21.05%) TDD
13 12 (21.05%) XML
13 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
14 11 (19.30%) Finance
14 11 (19.30%) PostgreSQL

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 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.77%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.26%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) AWS
2 15 (26.32%) Serverless
3 14 (24.56%) Amazon S3
3 14 (24.56%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (21.05%) OpenShift
5 8 (14.04%) PaaS
5 8 (14.04%) SaaS
6 6 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (8.77%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (8.77%) Azure
8 4 (7.02%) AWS CodeBuild
8 4 (7.02%) GitHub
8 4 (7.02%) Route 53
9 3 (5.26%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 3 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (5.26%) Google Analytics
10 1 (1.75%) IaaS
10 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) SSL
2 3 (5.26%) HTTP
2 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) DSL
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
3 7 (12.28%) Amazon Aurora
4 6 (10.53%) DB2
4 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.26%) Informix
6 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Jenkins
2 19 (33.33%) Selenium
3 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
3 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.28%) JUnit
5 6 (10.53%) GitLab
5 6 (10.53%) JMeter
5 6 (10.53%) Postman
6 5 (8.77%) REST Assured
7 4 (7.02%) Artifactory
7 4 (7.02%) Gatling
8 3 (5.26%) JIRA
9 2 (3.51%) Cypress.io
9 2 (3.51%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.51%) PyCharm
9 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 21 (36.84%) Public Sector
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
2 6 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Architect
3 5 (8.77%) Automation Tester
3 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Tester
4 4 (7.02%) Administrator
4 4 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.26%) Scrum Master
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.51%) Developer in Test
6 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Pega Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Pega Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Scala Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Spring
2 14 (24.56%) REST
3 13 (22.81%) JSON
3 13 (22.81%) Spring Boot
4 12 (21.05%) XML
5 10 (17.54%) CSS
5 10 (17.54%) HTML
6 9 (15.79%) Gherkin
7 7 (12.28%) HTML5
8 6 (10.53%) .NET
8 6 (10.53%) CSS3
9 5 (8.77%) Node.js
9 5 (8.77%) Play Framework
10 4 (7.02%) OAuth
10 4 (7.02%) OAuth2
10 4 (7.02%) Spring Security
10 4 (7.02%) Swagger
10 4 (7.02%) Web Services
11 3 (5.26%) JMS
11 3 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) CMDB
1 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 22 (38.60%) Microservices
4 16 (28.07%) BDD
5 14 (24.56%) Scrum
6 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (21.05%) TDD
7 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (19.30%) Kanban
7 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
7 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Human-Centred Design
8 9 (15.79%) User Stories
9 8 (14.04%) Coaching
9 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.53%) API Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.53%) SDLC
11 5 (8.77%) Analytics
11 5 (8.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
2 23 (40.35%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) Python
3 13 (22.81%) SQL
4 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
5 10 (17.54%) Java 8
6 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
7 6 (10.53%) Groovy
8 5 (8.77%) Scala
9 4 (7.02%) C#
10 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.26%) Ruby
11 2 (3.51%) Go
12 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.75%) C++
12 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.75%) VBA
12 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.26%) WCAG
4 1 (1.75%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Grafana
2 10 (17.54%) Kibana
3 6 (10.53%) Ansible
3 6 (10.53%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.26%) Terraform
5 2 (3.51%) Consul
6 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.75%) logstash
6 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) ServiceNow
2 6 (10.53%) IBM
3 4 (7.02%) Google
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Pega
5 1 (1.75%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.75%) Charles River
5 1 (1.75%) New Relic
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) Splunk
5 1 (1.75%) VMware