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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 59 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.74% 0.15% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.22% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
688 456 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.72% 70.37% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 249 307
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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%) Multithreading
5 9 (45.00%) C++
5 9 (45.00%) UNIX
6 8 (40.00%) STL
6 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) TDD
6 8 (40.00%) Google
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 8 (40.00%) GoogleTest
6 8 (40.00%) CppUnit
7 7 (35.00%) Spring
7 7 (35.00%) Java
7 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (30.00%) J2EE
8 6 (30.00%) ATL
8 6 (30.00%) COM+
8 6 (30.00%) DCOM
9 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) HTML
9 5 (25.00%) HTML5
10 4 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) BODI
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (40.00%) CppUnit
1 8 (40.00%) GoogleTest
2 4 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) CodeRush
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C++ Developer
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) C++ Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) STL
2 8 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (35.00%) Spring
4 6 (30.00%) J2EE
4 6 (30.00%) ATL
4 6 (30.00%) COM+
4 6 (30.00%) DCOM
5 5 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) HTML5
6 4 (20.00%) Apache Flex
6 4 (20.00%) Ext JS
6 4 (20.00%) Apache CXF
6 4 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (10.00%) OLE DB
9 1 (5.00%) Web Services
9 1 (5.00%) .NET
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Equities
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) 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 10 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (35.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) Perl
6 4 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (10.00%) JCL
8 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Google
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Perforce
3 3 (15.00%) SAP