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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 129 125 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.33% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.41% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
Median daily rate £266 £350 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% -7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.66 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+43.62% +0.64%
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
2474 2420 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.64% 80.27% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1234 1163
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £262 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 36
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £12.93 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 7 £250 -44.44%
Glasgow +6 6 £273 -16.15% 3
Stirling - 3 £350 -
Dundee - 1 £110 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
7 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
7 6 (19.35%) .NET
7 6 (19.35%) XML
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) Subversion
8 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
8 5 (16.13%) OO
8 5 (16.13%) HTML
8 5 (16.13%) OOD
8 5 (16.13%) Confluence
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
8 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
8 5 (16.13%) DevOps
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (9.68%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) ArcGIS
4 2 (6.45%) Drupal
4 2 (6.45%) GeoServer
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) nginx
4 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) FTP
2 2 (6.45%) IPsec
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) Subversion
5 4 (12.90%) JIRA
6 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.68%) Grunt
6 3 (9.68%) gulp
6 3 (9.68%) Hudson
6 3 (9.68%) Maven
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
6 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
7 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
7 2 (6.45%) Gradle
7 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
1 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) iOS Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior iOS Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) Cocoa
3 4 (12.90%) Cocoa Touch
3 4 (12.90%) Core Animation
3 4 (12.90%) JSON
3 4 (12.90%) Servlets
3 4 (12.90%) UIKit
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 3 (9.68%) Node.js
5 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) Ember.js
5 2 (6.45%) Java EE
5 2 (6.45%) Middleware
5 2 (6.45%) React
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Animation
1 4 (12.90%) Apple TV
1 4 (12.90%) iPad
1 4 (12.90%) iPhone
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) IVR
4 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Unix
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
5 5 (16.13%) DevOps
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) OO
5 5 (16.13%) OOD
5 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.90%) iOS Development
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) MVC
7 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (9.68%) Kanban
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
4 4 (12.90%) Objective-C
5 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.68%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) VirtualBox
3 2 (6.45%) Xen
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) CA Wily
2 2 (6.45%) logstash
2 2 (6.45%) rkt
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.45%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) Apple
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) ESRI
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Genesys
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Telerik