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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 97 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
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%
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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
2130 1745 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.43% 69.94% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 887 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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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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
Glasgow - 14 £413 - 2
Edinburgh -11 9 £240 -36.00% 1
Fife - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £350 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £550 -
Dundee - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (38.30%) Finance
1 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
2 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.04%) SQL
4 15 (31.91%) Java
4 15 (31.91%) UNIX
5 11 (23.40%) Windows
5 11 (23.40%) Linux
5 11 (23.40%) XML
5 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (23.40%) C#
5 11 (23.40%) C++
6 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
6 10 (21.28%) Banking
6 10 (21.28%) Spring
7 9 (19.15%) QA
8 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
8 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
8 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.02%) HTML
8 8 (17.02%) Multithreading
8 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
9 7 (14.89%) TDD
9 7 (14.89%) HTML5
9 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Perl
9 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.26%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
1 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) DB2
5 2 (4.26%) BODI
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (12.77%) CppUnit
3 6 (12.77%) GoogleTest
4 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.51%) Ant
4 4 (8.51%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (8.51%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) Selenium
6 2 (4.26%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.26%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.13%) CodeRush
7 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Front Office
4 3 (6.38%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Verification Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Lead Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Architect
10 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) XML
2 10 (21.28%) Spring
3 8 (17.02%) HTML
4 7 (14.89%) HTML5
5 6 (12.77%) .NET
5 6 (12.77%) J2EE
5 6 (12.77%) STL
5 6 (12.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (10.64%) SOAP
7 4 (8.51%) ATL
7 4 (8.51%) COM+
7 4 (8.51%) DCOM
7 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
7 4 (8.51%) Apache Flex
7 4 (8.51%) Ext JS
7 4 (8.51%) Apache CXF
8 3 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.26%) OLE DB
9 2 (4.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Equities
2 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Social Media
3 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.13%) Physics
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) UNIX
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
2 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.02%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.89%) TDD
4 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 2 (4.26%) SOA
9 2 (4.26%) OO
9 2 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) C++
4 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
5 7 (14.89%) Perl
6 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.51%) VB
7 4 (8.51%) Python
8 3 (6.38%) VBScript
9 2 (4.26%) JCL
10 1 (2.13%) ClojureScript
10 1 (2.13%) Clojure
10 1 (2.13%) Scala
10 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Google
3 4 (8.51%) Perforce
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) CA
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