The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 69 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.50% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
639 445 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.88% 68.89% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 244 295
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
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 £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Automation Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Code Coverage
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Code Coverage
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP