The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 7 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 11.43% 3.64% 13.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% 4.17% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £275 £295 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +59.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
Automated Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Fife region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 97.14% 87.27% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 12
Median daily rate £313 £295 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +37.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £203 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £369 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.38 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +55.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £23.56 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Fife region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Fife region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Fife

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Fife region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Fife region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline +8 4 £275 -6.77%
Automated Testing
Scotland

Automated Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Fife region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Fife 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Software Verification Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Verification Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB