Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 28 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 178 144 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.99% 5.13% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 6.05% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 36
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.54% +5.52%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £262
90th Percentile £554 £575 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £10.50 £14.46
% change year-on-year - -27.40% -52.58%

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 2,636 2,381 1,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.63% 84.88% 85.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,352 1,388 1,138
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +21.88%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £44.01 £39.20 £47.45
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -4.02% +40.00%

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 October 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 October 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.

1 102 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (43.26%) Java
3 56 (31.46%) Selenium
4 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (23.03%) JavaScript
6 40 (22.47%) TDD
6 40 (22.47%) DevOps
7 39 (21.91%) Git (software)
8 38 (21.35%) BDD
9 37 (20.79%) Finance
10 36 (20.22%) Jenkins
11 35 (19.66%) Microservices
11 35 (19.66%) HTML
12 34 (19.10%) Cucumber
13 32 (17.98%) SQL
14 31 (17.42%) Functional Testing
15 30 (16.85%) JIRA
16 29 (16.29%) C#
17 27 (15.17%) QA
18 26 (14.61%) CSS
19 24 (13.48%) Python
19 24 (13.48%) Banking
20 23 (12.92%) HTML5
21 22 (12.36%) Scrum
21 22 (12.36%) JUnit
22 21 (11.80%) AngularJS
23 20 (11.24%) NoSQL
23 20 (11.24%) Node.js
24 19 (10.67%) Spring
24 19 (10.67%) Maven

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 7 (3.93%) Confluence
2 5 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.12%) Mendix
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (6.74%) SaaS
2 10 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.81%) npm
3 5 (2.81%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.25%) Tricentis Tosca
4 4 (2.25%) Yarn
5 2 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.56%) MQTT
2 1 (0.56%) SAN
2 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.24%) NoSQL
2 16 (8.99%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.87%) MySQL
5 11 (6.18%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.18%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.25%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.25%) Redis
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.69%) DB2
8 3 (1.69%) Flink
8 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (31.46%) Selenium
2 39 (21.91%) Git (software)
3 36 (20.22%) Jenkins
4 34 (19.10%) Cucumber
5 30 (16.85%) JIRA
6 22 (12.36%) JUnit
7 19 (10.67%) Maven
8 16 (8.99%) HP UFT
8 16 (8.99%) Protractor
9 14 (7.87%) TeamCity
10 11 (6.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (6.18%) SoapUI
10 11 (6.18%) Subversion
11 9 (5.06%) JMeter
12 8 (4.49%) WebDriver
13 7 (3.93%) Bitbucket
13 7 (3.93%) Eclipse
13 7 (3.93%) Gradle
14 6 (3.37%) Artifactory
14 6 (3.37%) FitNesse
General
1 37 (20.79%) Finance
2 24 (13.48%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Games
4 4 (2.25%) Front Office
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (28.09%) Developer
2 36 (20.22%) Tester
3 30 (16.85%) Automation Tester
4 29 (16.29%) Analyst
5 24 (13.48%) Test Analyst
6 18 (10.11%) Test Engineer
7 16 (8.99%) Java Developer
8 14 (7.87%) Architect
8 14 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (7.30%) Full Stack Developer
9 13 (7.30%) Technical Architect
10 11 (6.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (5.06%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.49%) React Developer
13 8 (4.49%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
14 7 (3.93%) Scrum Master
14 7 (3.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 7 (3.93%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.66%) HTML
2 26 (14.61%) CSS
3 23 (12.92%) HTML5
4 21 (11.80%) AngularJS
5 20 (11.24%) Node.js
6 19 (10.67%) React
6 19 (10.67%) Spring
7 18 (10.11%) RESTful
8 12 (6.74%) .NET
8 12 (6.74%) CSS3
8 12 (6.74%) MEAN Stack
8 12 (6.74%) REST
8 12 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (5.62%) Kafka
9 10 (5.62%) Web Services
10 9 (5.06%) SOAP
11 8 (4.49%) Spring Boot
12 7 (3.93%) Apache Camel
13 5 (2.81%) Redux
13 5 (2.81%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.81%) User Experience
3 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.25%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.25%) DataPower
3 4 (2.25%) Equities
3 4 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.12%) Blog
4 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Fintech
5 1 (0.56%) Handset
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.30%) Linux
1 13 (7.30%) Windows
2 6 (3.37%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.25%) Android
3 4 (2.25%) Unix
4 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (22.47%) DevOps
3 40 (22.47%) TDD
4 38 (21.35%) BDD
5 35 (19.66%) Microservices
6 31 (17.42%) Functional Testing
7 22 (12.36%) Scrum
8 19 (10.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (10.67%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.55%) User Stories
10 15 (8.43%) OO
11 14 (7.87%) Coaching
11 14 (7.87%) Test Scripting
11 14 (7.87%) Test Strategy
12 13 (7.30%) Front End Development
12 13 (7.30%) Manual Testing
13 12 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.74%) MVC
13 12 (6.74%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (43.26%) Java
2 41 (23.03%) JavaScript
3 32 (17.98%) SQL
4 29 (16.29%) C#
5 24 (13.48%) Python
6 7 (3.93%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.37%) Java 8
8 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.81%) XAML
9 4 (2.25%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.25%) ES6
9 4 (2.25%) Perl
9 4 (2.25%) PHP
9 4 (2.25%) VBScript
10 3 (1.69%) C++
10 3 (1.69%) Groovy
11 2 (1.12%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (5.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.69%) ISEB
2 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.17%) QA
2 5 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (5.62%) Ansible
2 7 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.93%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.37%) Puppet
4 4 (2.25%) OpenView
4 4 (2.25%) SCOM
4 4 (2.25%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.69%) Rancher
6 2 (1.12%) Kibana
6 2 (1.12%) logstash
6 2 (1.12%) Salt
7 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.56%) Control-M
7 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.99%) Oracle
3 9 (5.06%) IBM
4 6 (3.37%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.37%) HP
5 4 (2.25%) Google
5 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.69%) CA
6 3 (1.69%) Charles River
6 3 (1.69%) VMware
6 3 (1.69%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.12%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.12%) Kony
7 2 (1.12%) OutSystems
7 2 (1.12%) RedGate
7 2 (1.12%) Twitter
8 1 (0.56%) BMC
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software