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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 59 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.54% 0.67% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.90% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£350 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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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
587 442 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.00% 73.79% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 213 321
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 £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £10.93 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) PDA
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) WinRunner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) WinRunner
2 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (16.67%) SilkTest
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PDA
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCTS
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP