The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 52 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.96% 0.39% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.48% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £390 £363 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +17.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 631 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.64% 81.21% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 388 227
Average daily rate £330 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £33.36 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.60% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) VLE
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) AWK
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) BODI
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Environment Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) VLE
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) AWK
2 2 (20.00%) C-shell
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) sed
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) JCL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) FNZ