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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 90 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 35 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 0.78% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.11% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £268 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
Automated Testing
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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
2111 1719 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.51% 70.51% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 868 872
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 75
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £35.60 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Glasgow -7 16 £413 -2.94%
Edinburgh -2 11 £260 -28.27% 1
Fife - 4 £185 - 2
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
2 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
4 17 (32.08%) Java
5 16 (30.19%) UNIX
6 13 (24.53%) C#
7 12 (22.64%) C++
7 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
7 12 (22.64%) XML
7 12 (22.64%) Banking
8 11 (20.75%) Spring
8 11 (20.75%) Windows
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
8 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
9 10 (18.87%) Shell Script
9 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
9 10 (18.87%) QA
9 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
10 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
10 9 (16.98%) TDD
10 9 (16.98%) HTML
11 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.09%) RDBMS
11 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
11 8 (15.09%) Perl
11 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
12 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (3.77%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.09%) RDBMS
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.55%) DB2
6 2 (3.77%) BODI
7 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.21%) CppUnit
2 7 (13.21%) GoogleTest
2 7 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.55%) Ant
4 4 (7.55%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (7.55%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (5.66%) Selenium
6 2 (3.77%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.89%) MSTest
7 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.89%) CodeRush
7 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Front Office
4 3 (5.66%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Java Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Verification Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Lead Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) XML
2 11 (20.75%) Spring
3 9 (16.98%) HTML
4 7 (13.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (13.21%) HTML5
4 7 (13.21%) .NET
4 7 (13.21%) J2EE
4 7 (13.21%) STL
5 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
5 5 (9.43%) SOAP
5 5 (9.43%) ATL
5 5 (9.43%) COM+
5 5 (9.43%) DCOM
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.55%) Apache Flex
6 4 (7.55%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (7.55%) Apache CXF
6 4 (7.55%) Ext JS
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Equities
2 2 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.77%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.89%) Physics
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) UNIX
2 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
2 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
3 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
4 9 (16.98%) TDD
5 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
5 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.55%) MVC
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 17 (32.08%) Java
3 13 (24.53%) C#
4 12 (22.64%) C++
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 10 (18.87%) Shell Script
7 8 (15.09%) Perl
8 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.55%) Python
9 4 (7.55%) VB
10 3 (5.66%) VBScript
11 2 (3.77%) JCL
11 2 (3.77%) Ruby
12 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.89%) Clojure
12 1 (1.89%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Google
3 4 (7.55%) Perforce
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 3 (5.66%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Sybase
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) CA
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