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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 62 64 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.90% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.38% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £353
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 - £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
734 531 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.29% 75.43% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 294 384
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 2 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.80 £30.00 £42.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) WinRunner
4 4 (33.33%) TestDirector
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Netcool
4 4 (33.33%) PDA
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (33.33%) Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) WinRunner
2 4 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
4 2 (16.67%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) SilkTest
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) WSDL
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PDA
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) OOD
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) MCSA
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) MCTS
1 4 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) Netcool
2 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) McAfee
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM