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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 107 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
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£313 £309 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
Automated Testing
UK

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
2146 1741 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.64% 71.65% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 880 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £313 - 6
Glasgow +1 2 £350 +13.26% 1
Dundee - 1 £210 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
5 9 (24.32%) QA
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
6 8 (21.62%) HTML
6 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) Spring
7 6 (16.22%) Banking
7 6 (16.22%) Selenium
7 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (16.22%) C#
7 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) J2EE
8 5 (13.51%) UNIX
8 5 (13.51%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) Test Management
8 5 (13.51%) JSF
8 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.81%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
9 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.81%) JUnit
9 4 (10.81%) CSS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) ATM
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) BODI
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.41%) Ant
5 2 (5.41%) MSTest
5 2 (5.41%) Mockito
5 2 (5.41%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.41%) Maven
5 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.70%) CppUnit
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Java Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
5 8 (21.62%) Tester
6 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
6 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Web Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.70%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
2 8 (21.62%) Spring
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) JSF
3 5 (13.51%) J2EE
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) .NET
4 4 (10.81%) XML
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) Struts
5 3 (8.11%) JSP
5 3 (8.11%) Servlets
5 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) EJB
6 2 (5.41%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (5.41%) RESTful
6 2 (5.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Social Media
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Equities
3 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 8 (21.62%) Scrum
3 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
3 8 (21.62%) TDD
4 5 (13.51%) Test Management
5 4 (10.81%) BDD
5 4 (10.81%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.41%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.41%) JCL
4 2 (5.41%) XPath
5 1 (2.70%) Clojure
5 1 (2.70%) ClojureScript
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) Google