Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 161 121 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.57% 6.91% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 8.18% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 80 56
Edinburgh median daily rate £394 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £248
90th Percentile £572 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £380 £363 £320
% change year-on-year +4.83% +13.28% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £16.50
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50

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 2,510 1,479 2,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.85% 84.42% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 915 1,290
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £288 £246 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 16
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -14.44% +16.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £111.75 £44.80 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +10.26% -40.00% +43.23%

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 February 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 25 February 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.

1 117 (72.67%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (44.72%) Java
3 49 (30.43%) Finance
4 46 (28.57%) SQL
4 46 (28.57%) BDD
5 45 (27.95%) Selenium
5 45 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (26.09%) Git (software)
7 41 (25.47%) JavaScript
8 38 (23.60%) Jenkins
9 33 (20.50%) Oracle
9 33 (20.50%) Scrum
10 31 (19.25%) HTML
10 31 (19.25%) Web Services
11 30 (18.63%) Linux
11 30 (18.63%) ETL
12 26 (16.15%) CSS
12 26 (16.15%) TDD
13 25 (15.53%) AngularJS
14 24 (14.91%) SDLC
14 24 (14.91%) QA
15 23 (14.29%) JIRA
15 23 (14.29%) Spring
15 23 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 23 (14.29%) RESTful
15 23 (14.29%) Cucumber
16 21 (13.04%) REST
16 21 (13.04%) Analytics
16 21 (13.04%) DevOps
17 19 (11.80%) 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 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.11%) JBoss
3 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.62%) MTS
5 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.73%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) GitHub
2 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.48%) IaaS
4 4 (2.48%) PaaS
5 2 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.24%) npm
6 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) HTTP
1 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.24%) CTI
3 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.07%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.83%) MySQL
3 9 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.73%) Big Data
5 6 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.11%) GIS
6 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.24%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.24%) Redis
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) HBase
8 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.62%) QGIS
8 1 (0.62%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 45 (27.95%) Selenium
2 42 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 38 (23.60%) Jenkins
4 23 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 23 (14.29%) JIRA
5 19 (11.80%) Maven
6 18 (11.18%) JUnit
7 12 (7.45%) Subversion
8 11 (6.83%) Mockito
9 10 (6.21%) Artifactory
9 10 (6.21%) GitLab
10 9 (5.59%) Protractor
11 8 (4.97%) Appium
11 8 (4.97%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.97%) TestNG
11 8 (4.97%) WebDriver
12 7 (4.35%) Ant
12 7 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (4.35%) Gatling
13 6 (3.73%) Bitbucket
General
1 49 (30.43%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Banking
3 4 (2.48%) Law
4 2 (1.24%) Front Office
4 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (30.43%) Analyst
2 42 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 27 (16.77%) Developer
4 18 (11.18%) Tester
5 17 (10.56%) Java Developer
5 17 (10.56%) Java Engineer
6 15 (9.32%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (9.32%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (6.21%) ETL Tester
7 10 (6.21%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.11%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.25%) HTML
1 31 (19.25%) Web Services
2 26 (16.15%) CSS
3 25 (15.53%) AngularJS
4 23 (14.29%) RESTful
4 23 (14.29%) Spring
5 21 (13.04%) REST
6 13 (8.07%) JSON
7 12 (7.45%) jQuery
8 11 (6.83%) SOAP
9 10 (6.21%) JMX
9 10 (6.21%) React
10 8 (4.97%) CSS3
10 8 (4.97%) HTML5
11 7 (4.35%) .NET
12 6 (3.73%) Express
12 6 (3.73%) JMS
12 6 (3.73%) Spring MVC
12 6 (3.73%) XML
13 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.83%) User Experience
4 6 (3.73%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.48%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.86%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.24%) Blog
8 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.62%) DataPower
8 1 (0.62%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.63%) Linux
2 11 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (6.83%) Unix
3 5 (3.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (72.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.57%) BDD
3 45 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (20.50%) Scrum
5 30 (18.63%) ETL
6 26 (16.15%) TDD
7 24 (14.91%) SDLC
8 23 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 21 (13.04%) Analytics
9 21 (13.04%) DevOps
10 19 (11.80%) Configuration Management
11 17 (10.56%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (9.94%) User Stories
13 14 (8.70%) Open Source
14 13 (8.07%) SOA
14 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (7.45%) Kanban
15 12 (7.45%) Microservices
15 12 (7.45%) MVC
16 11 (6.83%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.72%) Java
2 46 (28.57%) SQL
3 41 (25.47%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.94%) Python
5 15 (9.32%) C#
6 8 (4.97%) C++
7 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.48%) Groovy
7 4 (2.48%) Perl
8 3 (1.86%) ES6
8 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.24%) Scala
9 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.24%) XPath
10 1 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.32%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (6.21%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) MCSD
4 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.91%) QA
2 7 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.73%) GDPR
3 6 (3.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) Puppet
2 9 (5.59%) Ansible
3 3 (1.86%) Salt
4 1 (0.62%) Grafana
4 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.62%) Kibana
4 1 (0.62%) logstash
Vendors
1 33 (20.50%) Oracle
2 10 (6.21%) Informatica
3 6 (3.73%) Bloomberg
4 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.48%) Charles River
6 2 (1.24%) Avaya
6 2 (1.24%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.24%) IBM
6 2 (1.24%) VMware
7 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.62%) Pega
7 1 (0.62%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.62%) Sun
7 1 (0.62%) Sybase