Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 73 117 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.84% 5.09% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 5.91% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 99
Median daily rate £413 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £368 £310
90th Percentile £573 £578 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +140.74% -10.00%

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 1,095 1,980 2,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.67% 86.20% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 1,070 1,520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £290 £297
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -50.00% +84.21%
10th Percentile £17.60 £11.14 £15.04
90th Percentile £51.50 £45.55 £48.75
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £22.12
% change year-on-year +32.65% +10.78% -13.27%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020, 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 50 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) Selenium
3 35 (47.95%) Java
4 33 (45.21%) SQL
5 31 (42.47%) JIRA
6 25 (34.25%) BDD
7 24 (32.88%) Public Sector
8 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
10 18 (24.66%) Jenkins
11 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
12 16 (21.92%) Linux
13 15 (20.55%) QA
13 15 (20.55%) User Stories
13 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (20.55%) Postman
14 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
15 13 (17.81%) API Testing
15 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
15 13 (17.81%) TDD
15 13 (17.81%) Scrum
16 12 (16.44%) Banking
16 12 (16.44%) Integration Testing
16 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
16 12 (16.44%) DevOps
17 11 (15.07%) TypeScript
17 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
17 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
17 11 (15.07%) Python

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 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) WordPress
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Boomi
2 6 (8.22%) AWS
2 6 (8.22%) Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Serverless
4 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.37%) GCP
5 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 6 (8.22%) DB2
4 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (49.32%) Selenium
2 31 (42.47%) JIRA
3 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
4 18 (24.66%) Jenkins
5 15 (20.55%) Postman
6 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
7 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
8 7 (9.59%) Subversion
9 4 (5.48%) JMeter
9 4 (5.48%) Protractor
10 3 (4.11%) Bugzilla
10 3 (4.11%) Cypress.io
10 3 (4.11%) JUnit
10 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.74%) Gatling
11 2 (2.74%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.74%) Hudson
11 2 (2.74%) REST Assured
General
1 24 (32.88%) Public Sector
2 12 (16.44%) Banking
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Analyst
2 24 (32.88%) Test Analyst
3 19 (26.03%) Developer
4 13 (17.81%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) PHP Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Lead
10 3 (4.11%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Android Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Developer in Test
11 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) JSON
3 6 (8.22%) CSS
3 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.22%) XML
4 5 (6.85%) RESTful
4 5 (6.85%) Vue.js
5 4 (5.48%) Kohana
5 4 (5.48%) Laravel
5 4 (5.48%) REST
5 4 (5.48%) Web Services
6 3 (4.11%) .NET
6 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.11%) JMS
6 3 (4.11%) Node.js
6 3 (4.11%) OAuth
6 3 (4.11%) OAuth2
6 3 (4.11%) Spring
7 2 (2.74%) Middleware
7 2 (2.74%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.11%) W3C
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.37%) e-Health
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Android
2 3 (4.11%) Unix
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) BDD
3 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (20.55%) User Stories
4 13 (17.81%) API Testing
4 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (17.81%) Scrum
4 13 (17.81%) TDD
5 12 (16.44%) DevOps
5 12 (16.44%) Integration Testing
6 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
6 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (9.59%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) Java
2 33 (45.21%) SQL
3 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.07%) Python
4 11 (15.07%) TypeScript
5 6 (8.22%) C#
6 4 (5.48%) PHP
6 4 (5.48%) PHP 7
7 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.74%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) Java 8
9 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Ansible
1 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
1 2 (2.74%) Terraform
2 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Dell
2 5 (6.85%) IBM
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) WSO2
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) Veracode