Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 26 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +35 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 154 120 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.25% 5.71% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 6.83% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 45 46
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.28% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £259
90th Percentile £574 £475 £488
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £16.50
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.46 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% -52.58% -13.48%

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 2473 1758 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.37% 83.67% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1014 1376
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +0.55% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.80% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.30 £12.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.35 £40.37
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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.

1 111 (72.08%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (51.95%) Java
3 46 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (29.87%) Git (software)
3 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
4 44 (28.57%) Selenium
5 39 (25.32%) Oracle
6 38 (24.68%) SQL
7 37 (24.03%) Linux
8 34 (22.08%) Finance
9 33 (21.43%) Web Services
9 33 (21.43%) BDD
10 32 (20.78%) JavaScript
11 30 (19.48%) Scrum
12 29 (18.83%) HTML
12 29 (18.83%) Cucumber
13 26 (16.88%) Software Engineering
14 25 (16.23%) DevOps
15 23 (14.94%) AngularJS
15 23 (14.94%) CSS
16 22 (14.29%) Analytics
16 22 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (13.64%) REST
17 21 (13.64%) SQL Server
17 21 (13.64%) JIRA
18 20 (12.99%) Banking
18 20 (12.99%) Puppet
18 20 (12.99%) Ansible
19 19 (12.34%) Maven
19 19 (12.34%) JUnit

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 15 (9.74%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.25%) Apache
3 5 (3.25%) JBoss
4 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) MTS
Business Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.79%) GitHub
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.60%) IaaS
4 4 (2.60%) PaaS
5 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.30%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.30%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.65%) npm
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) HTTP
2 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.30%) CTI
3 2 (1.30%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.39%) MySQL
3 8 (5.19%) Big Data
3 8 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.90%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.30%) GIS
7 2 (1.30%) Redis
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) HBase
8 1 (0.65%) MOLAP
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 46 (29.87%) Git (software)
1 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
2 44 (28.57%) Selenium
3 29 (18.83%) Cucumber
4 21 (13.64%) JIRA
5 19 (12.34%) JUnit
5 19 (12.34%) Maven
6 14 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (8.44%) Subversion
8 12 (7.79%) GitLab
8 12 (7.79%) Mockito
9 9 (5.84%) Artifactory
10 8 (5.19%) Appium
11 6 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.90%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.25%) Bitbucket
12 5 (3.25%) Gatling
12 5 (3.25%) Protractor
12 5 (3.25%) TestNG
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Banking
3 4 (2.60%) Front Office
3 4 (2.60%) Law
4 3 (1.95%) Legal
5 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Analyst
2 38 (24.68%) Test Analyst
3 29 (18.83%) Developer
4 22 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 22 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 17 (11.04%) Java Developer
6 13 (8.44%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Tester
10 8 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Big Data Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Test Data Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) Test Engineer
13 5 (3.25%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.43%) Web Services
2 29 (18.83%) HTML
3 23 (14.94%) AngularJS
3 23 (14.94%) CSS
4 21 (13.64%) REST
5 17 (11.04%) Spring
6 16 (10.39%) jQuery
6 16 (10.39%) JSON
6 16 (10.39%) RESTful
7 12 (7.79%) JMX
8 10 (6.49%) .NET
8 10 (6.49%) SOAP
9 7 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.90%) LESS
11 5 (3.25%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.25%) Sass
11 5 (3.25%) XML
12 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
12 4 (2.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) User Experience
2 14 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.30%) Blog
6 2 (1.30%) Wiki
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.03%) Linux
2 15 (9.74%) Windows
3 13 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (72.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (21.43%) BDD
4 30 (19.48%) Scrum
5 26 (16.88%) Software Engineering
6 25 (16.23%) DevOps
7 22 (14.29%) Analytics
7 22 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (12.34%) ETL
9 16 (10.39%) Microservices
10 15 (9.74%) Configuration Management
10 15 (9.74%) SOA
10 15 (9.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (9.09%) Kanban
11 14 (9.09%) TDD
11 14 (9.09%) Web Analytics
12 12 (7.79%) User Stories
13 10 (6.49%) Performance Testing
13 10 (6.49%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (6.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (51.95%) Java
2 38 (24.68%) SQL
3 32 (20.78%) JavaScript
4 18 (11.69%) Python
5 12 (7.79%) C#
6 5 (3.25%) C++
7 4 (2.60%) ES6
8 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.95%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.30%) Groovy
9 2 (1.30%) Perl
9 2 (1.30%) PHP
9 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.30%) XPath
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
10 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (11.69%) Degree
2 12 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) MCSD
4 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.74%) QA
2 10 (6.49%) GDPR
3 9 (5.84%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) Ansible
1 20 (12.99%) Puppet
2 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.30%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (25.32%) Oracle
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) Charles River
3 3 (1.95%) HP
3 3 (1.95%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (1.30%) Avaya
4 2 (1.30%) CA
4 2 (1.30%) Pega
4 2 (1.30%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) Informatica
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com