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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 44 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 55 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.87% 4.15% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 4.87% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 16
Median daily rate £375 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1016 1129 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.62% 85.27% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 617 620
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 81 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (54.70%) Java
3 61 (52.14%) Selenium
4 45 (38.46%) Scrum
5 37 (31.62%) Cucumber
5 37 (31.62%) Jenkins
6 35 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (27.35%) WebDriver
8 30 (25.64%) Linux
9 26 (22.22%) Web Services
10 25 (21.37%) BDD
11 23 (19.66%) Python
12 22 (18.80%) SQL
13 21 (17.95%) Finance
13 21 (17.95%) Subversion
13 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
14 20 (17.09%) AngularJS
14 20 (17.09%) Oracle
15 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
15 19 (16.24%) Manual Testing
16 17 (14.53%) Tomcat
16 17 (14.53%) TDD
17 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
17 16 (13.68%) JIRA
17 16 (13.68%) REST
18 15 (12.82%) SoapUI
18 15 (12.82%) MySQL
18 15 (12.82%) Spring
18 15 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
19 14 (11.97%) Windows

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 17 (14.53%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.98%) Apache
2 7 (5.98%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.85%) Drupal
4 1 (0.85%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.56%) BrowserStack
2 3 (2.56%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.82%) MySQL
2 15 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (3.42%) Big Data
7 3 (2.56%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.56%) HBase
7 3 (2.56%) MOLAP
7 3 (2.56%) OLAP
7 3 (2.56%) SQLite
8 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) GIS
8 1 (0.85%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 61 (52.14%) Selenium
2 37 (31.62%) Cucumber
2 37 (31.62%) Jenkins
3 32 (27.35%) WebDriver
4 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
4 21 (17.95%) Subversion
5 16 (13.68%) JIRA
6 15 (12.82%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.40%) Maven
7 11 (9.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (7.69%) Bugzilla
9 7 (5.98%) JUnit
10 5 (4.27%) Ant
10 5 (4.27%) Appium
10 5 (4.27%) JMeter
10 5 (4.27%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.42%) HP UFT
11 4 (3.42%) Mockito
11 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (17.95%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Games
3 2 (1.71%) Retail
3 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Developer
1 23 (19.66%) Test Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) Analyst
2 22 (18.80%) Test Analyst
3 12 (10.26%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.26%) Scrum Master
3 12 (10.26%) Tester
4 10 (8.55%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Automation Tester
6 8 (6.84%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Agile Coach
7 5 (4.27%) Agile Scrum Master
7 5 (4.27%) Java Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.22%) Web Services
2 20 (17.09%) AngularJS
3 16 (13.68%) REST
4 15 (12.82%) Spring
5 11 (9.40%) JSON
6 10 (8.55%) HTML
7 7 (5.98%) Backbone.js
7 7 (5.98%) Node.js
7 7 (5.98%) React
8 6 (5.13%) .NET
8 6 (5.13%) CSS
8 6 (5.13%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.13%) J2EE
8 6 (5.13%) jQuery
8 6 (5.13%) SOAP
8 6 (5.13%) Velocity
9 5 (4.27%) Ember.js
9 5 (4.27%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.71%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.71%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.84%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.64%) Linux
2 14 (11.97%) Windows
3 6 (5.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.46%) Scrum
3 35 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (21.37%) BDD
5 19 (16.24%) Manual Testing
6 17 (14.53%) TDD
7 11 (9.40%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
7 11 (9.40%) Test Scripting
7 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.40%) User Stories
8 10 (8.55%) Kanban
8 10 (8.55%) Requirements Management
9 9 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (5.98%) Matrix Management
10 7 (5.98%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (5.98%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.98%) Web Development
11 6 (5.13%) Feature Driven Development
12 5 (4.27%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (54.70%) Java
2 23 (19.66%) Python
3 22 (18.80%) SQL
4 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.84%) C#
6 3 (2.56%) C
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) Scala
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) VB6
8 1 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) ISEB
2 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) QA
2 7 (5.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Ansible
2 5 (4.27%) Puppet
3 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.71%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Oracle
2 9 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (3.42%) HP
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.71%) CA
5 1 (0.85%) ESRI
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) Netezza
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
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