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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 139 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.29% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £289 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
2482 2378 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.98% 79.21% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1288 1089
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 25
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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
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 4 May 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 -12 4 £438 +34.61% 1
Fife +5 2 - -
Stirling - 2 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.78%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) Java
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 9 (25.00%) ISEB
8 8 (22.22%) VMware
8 8 (22.22%) C#
8 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (22.22%) BDD
9 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
9 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 7 (19.44%) TDD
9 7 (19.44%) MS Office
9 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
9 7 (19.44%) Perl
9 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
10 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) JIRA

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 4 (11.11%) Confluence
1 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) nginx
2 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) IPsec
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
4 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.33%) Grunt
6 3 (8.33%) gulp
6 3 (8.33%) Hudson
6 3 (8.33%) Maven
6 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.33%) Subversion
6 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.56%) Ant
7 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
7 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Verification Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Scripter
5 2 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripter
5 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) Servlets
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) Java EE
4 2 (5.56%) JDBC
4 2 (5.56%) JSP
4 2 (5.56%) Middleware
4 2 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.56%) VLE
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 2 (5.56%) AIX
5 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) BDD
2 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 7 (19.44%) TDD
3 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.89%) SDLC
4 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
1 10 (27.78%) Python
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) Perl
4 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (13.89%) VB
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.56%) AWK
8 2 (5.56%) C-shell
8 2 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (5.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Docker
3 2 (5.56%) VirtualBox
3 2 (5.56%) Xen
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.56%) logstash
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.56%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Google
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
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