The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 115 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.43% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.60% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £363 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +13 5 £300 -7.69% 3
Edinburgh -25 2 £460 - 4
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (41.67%) C#
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Subversion
4 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 6 (25.00%) WPF
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
5 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 5 (20.83%) QA
5 5 (20.83%) Spring
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
5 5 (20.83%) NUnit
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) ATM
6 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.33%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Subversion
2 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) NUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (12.50%) Maven
3 3 (12.50%) Ant
3 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) WPF
3 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
3 5 (20.83%) Spring
3 5 (20.83%) J2EE
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (12.50%) JSF
5 3 (12.50%) Tapestry
5 3 (12.50%) JSP
5 3 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.17%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Scrum
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.83%) User Stories
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) OCPJP
4 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Sun
3 1 (4.17%) HP
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