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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 56 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.66% 0.34% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.42% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £382 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £296 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £410 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -19.38%
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
499 719 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.07% 82.45% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 361 316
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 7
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +153.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.38 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
3 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Oracle
3 13 (68.42%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 13 (68.42%) VB
3 13 (68.42%) CRM
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) HP
3 13 (68.42%) HP UFT
3 13 (68.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (57.89%) ISEB
5 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
7 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (26.32%) Project Management
10 4 (21.05%) Python
10 4 (21.05%) Java
10 4 (21.05%) Selenium
10 4 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.79%) SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) HP UFT
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Ranorex
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Bower
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Automation Tester
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Flask
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) CRM
2 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.26%) Kanban
8 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 13 (68.42%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) VB
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
2 13 (68.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
2 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) ISEB
4 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) HP
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) VMware