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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 42 74 65
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.33% 1.06% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 1.27% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 18
Median daily rate £420 £310 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -15.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £254 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 763 1255 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.78% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 704 662
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) Selenium
3 30 (56.60%) Java
4 22 (41.51%) BDD
5 21 (39.62%) Jenkins
6 20 (37.74%) WebDriver
6 20 (37.74%) Cucumber
6 20 (37.74%) Scrum
7 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
9 13 (24.53%) TDD
9 13 (24.53%) Spring
10 11 (20.75%) User Stories
10 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
11 10 (18.87%) SQL
12 9 (16.98%) Finance
12 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
13 8 (15.09%) QA
13 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Subversion
13 8 (15.09%) Web Services
13 8 (15.09%) Linux
13 8 (15.09%) Python
14 7 (13.21%) CSS
14 7 (13.21%) JIRA
14 7 (13.21%) Gherkin
14 7 (13.21%) Puppet
15 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
16 5 (9.43%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (5.66%) GIS
2 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.66%) QGIS
2 3 (5.66%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 34 (64.15%) Selenium
2 21 (39.62%) Jenkins
3 20 (37.74%) Cucumber
3 20 (37.74%) WebDriver
4 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
5 8 (15.09%) Subversion
6 7 (13.21%) JIRA
7 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
8 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
10 3 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (5.66%) JMeter
10 3 (5.66%) Maven
10 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
11 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
11 2 (3.77%) JUnit
11 2 (3.77%) MSTest
11 2 (3.77%) NUnit
11 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.89%) Appium
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
1 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Test Automation Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Test Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Automation Tester
3 7 (13.21%) Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Expert
7 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.66%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Scrum Master
8 2 (3.77%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
2 13 (24.53%) Spring
3 8 (15.09%) Web Services
4 7 (13.21%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.43%) HTML
6 4 (7.55%) Angular 2
6 4 (7.55%) JSON
6 4 (7.55%) Spring Integration
7 3 (5.66%) PostGIS
7 3 (5.66%) REST
8 2 (3.77%) .NET
8 2 (3.77%) Node.js
8 2 (3.77%) SOAP
8 2 (3.77%) XML
9 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) BDD
3 20 (37.74%) Scrum
4 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (24.53%) TDD
6 11 (20.75%) User Stories
7 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Agile Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Microservices
10 4 (7.55%) OO
10 4 (7.55%) OOP
10 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Migration
11 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) Java
2 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 8 (15.09%) Python
4 5 (9.43%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) XPath
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISEB
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.89%) SAP