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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.49% 0.52% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.64% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
479 628 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.63% 81.24% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 382 235
Average daily rate £330 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.11% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £33.36 £15.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.50% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 14 (87.50%) HP UFT
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) WinRunner
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 9 (56.25%) MCTS
4 9 (56.25%) MCITP
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) TestDirector
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) MCSE
4 9 (56.25%) MCSA
4 9 (56.25%) Change Management
4 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (43.75%) PDA
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Veritas
7 5 (31.25%) Netcool
7 5 (31.25%) Intel Security
7 5 (31.25%) AIX
7 5 (31.25%) Citrix
7 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) HP UFT
2 11 (68.75%) WinRunner
3 9 (56.25%) TestDirector
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) WatiN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) PDA
2 5 (31.25%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
1 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
2 5 (31.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Change Management
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) Records Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) MCITP
1 9 (56.25%) MCSA
1 9 (56.25%) MCSE
1 9 (56.25%) MCTS
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (31.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Intel Security
2 5 (31.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
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