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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 59 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.22% 0.16% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.24% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£318 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £425 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -10.25%
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
579 419 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 78.24% 66.19% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 215 288
Average daily rate £375 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -25.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 2014, 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 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) XML
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) Banking
4 10 (50.00%) UNIX
5 9 (45.00%) C++
5 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) CppUnit
6 8 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 8 (40.00%) GoogleTest
6 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (40.00%) STL
6 8 (40.00%) Google
6 8 (40.00%) TDD
7 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Spring
8 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (30.00%) ATL
8 6 (30.00%) COM+
8 6 (30.00%) DCOM
8 6 (30.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) J2EE
9 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (20.00%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (20.00%) BODI
3 4 (20.00%) DB2
3 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) CppUnit
1 8 (40.00%) GoogleTest
1 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) CodeRush
3 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (10.00%) Front Office
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (40.00%) STL
3 6 (30.00%) Spring
3 6 (30.00%) ATL
3 6 (30.00%) COM+
3 6 (30.00%) DCOM
4 5 (25.00%) J2EE
5 4 (20.00%) HTML5
5 4 (20.00%) Apache CXF
5 4 (20.00%) Ext JS
5 4 (20.00%) Apache Flex
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) OLE DB
6 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) .NET
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (30.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) Perl
5 4 (20.00%) JCL
6 3 (15.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Google
2 4 (20.00%) Perforce
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy