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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 67 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.26% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£356 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +68.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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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
686 467 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 78.58% 71.08% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 267 292
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 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
Average hourly rate £26.75 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 11 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 10 (90.91%) JSP
3 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) CRM
3 9 (81.82%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) HP
3 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
4 8 (72.73%) VB
4 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) HTML
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) JSP
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) CRM
1 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) E-business
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) VMware