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 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
Test Automation
Rank 65 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.04% 0.31% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.44% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £338 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
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% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (92.31%) QuickTest Pro
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
3 10 (76.92%) HP
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) Oracle
3 10 (76.92%) JSP
4 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
4 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (69.23%) CRM
4 9 (69.23%) C#
4 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
5 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (61.54%) VB
6 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
2 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) JSP
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) PDA
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) CRM
1 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (7.69%) MCSA
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) HP
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
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