The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 52 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.11% 0.90% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.07% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
Average daily rate £329 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
Test Automation
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
533 746 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.39% 84.29% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 411 306
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 27 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) VB
5 8 (50.00%) .NET
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) ISEB
5 8 (50.00%) CRM
5 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (18.75%) MCSE
8 3 (18.75%) MCSA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
2 3 (18.75%) WinRunner
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Bower
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Flask
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) CRM
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) ISEB
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (18.75%) MCITP
6 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) MCTS
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (12.50%) Veritas
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £30000 per annum + Pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago