The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Glasgow region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 60 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.33% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.19% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£356 - £201
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 - £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
644 536 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.97% 69.70% 68.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 279 272
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Automation
Scotland

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 1 August 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 (84.62%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 10 (76.92%) JSP
3 9 (69.23%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) CRM
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) HP
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) VB
4 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (15.38%) Selenium
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
3 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) JSP
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PDA
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas