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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 66 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.66% 1.26% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.58% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£359 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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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
732 696 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.62% 80.00% 71.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 316 269
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £18.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.27% +94.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £35.00 £17.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Hudson
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) OOD
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Maven
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Hudson
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
4 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) WatiN
4 1 (12.50%) Bower
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Flask
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee