The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 98 80 103
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 1.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.80% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 8
Average daily rate
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£285 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -10.25%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1974 1719 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.27% 68.30% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 847 831
Average daily rate £380 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 59 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 10 £308 +2.50% 3
Glasgow 0 9 £318 -25.29% 1
Fife - 3 £185 - 2
West Lothian - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 19 (36.54%) SQL
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 16 (30.77%) UNIX
4 14 (26.92%) Java
4 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
5 13 (25.00%) XML
5 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (25.00%) C++
5 13 (25.00%) Banking
6 12 (23.08%) C#
7 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
7 11 (21.15%) Windows
7 11 (21.15%) TDD
8 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
9 9 (17.31%) Multithreading
9 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
9 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.31%) Linux
10 8 (15.38%) STL
10 8 (15.38%) Perl
10 8 (15.38%) HTML
10 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
10 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
10 8 (15.38%) Spring
10 8 (15.38%) Google
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
3 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) DB2
5 4 (7.69%) BODI
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (15.38%) CppUnit
2 8 (15.38%) GoogleTest
3 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.69%) Ant
4 4 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.77%) Selenium
5 3 (5.77%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.85%) JMeter
6 2 (3.85%) JUnit
7 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.92%) MSTest
7 1 (1.92%) CodeRush
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.77%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Java Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Tester
6 6 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Verification Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.77%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Web Tester
10 2 (3.85%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) XML
2 8 (15.38%) STL
2 8 (15.38%) HTML
2 8 (15.38%) Spring
2 8 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (11.54%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) J2EE
3 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.54%) ATL
3 6 (11.54%) COM+
3 6 (11.54%) DCOM
3 6 (11.54%) HTML5
4 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (9.62%) SOAP
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Flex
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
5 4 (7.69%) Apache CXF
5 4 (7.69%) Ext JS
6 3 (5.77%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.85%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.77%) Social Media
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) UNIX
2 11 (21.15%) Windows
3 9 (17.31%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 11 (21.15%) TDD
4 9 (17.31%) Multithreading
4 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.62%) MVC
8 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.69%) Test Management
8 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
9 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 13 (25.00%) C++
4 12 (23.08%) C#
5 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
6 8 (15.38%) Perl
6 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 5 (9.62%) Python
8 4 (7.69%) JCL
8 4 (7.69%) VB
9 3 (5.77%) VBScript
10 2 (3.85%) Ruby
11 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.92%) Clojure
11 1 (1.92%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Google
3 4 (7.69%) Perforce
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Sybase
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) CA