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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 89 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 35 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 1.00% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.44% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
2080 1732 1800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.25% 69.45% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 858 885
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 79
Average hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £19.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +46.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 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 23 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
Edinburgh 0 13 £296 -3.26% 3
Glasgow -7 13 £394 -7.35%
Fife - 4 £185 - 2
Stirling - 1 £350 -
West Lothian - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 (35.09%) Finance
1 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
1 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 17 (29.82%) Java
3 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) UNIX
5 13 (22.81%) XML
5 13 (22.81%) C++
5 13 (22.81%) Visual Studio
5 13 (22.81%) Banking
6 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 12 (21.05%) C#
7 11 (19.30%) Windows
7 11 (19.30%) Linux
7 11 (19.30%) TDD
7 11 (19.30%) QA
8 10 (17.54%) Spring
8 10 (17.54%) Multithreading
8 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
9 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
9 9 (15.79%) RDBMS
9 9 (15.79%) HTML
10 8 (14.04%) Perl
10 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
10 8 (14.04%) STL
10 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (3.51%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) DB2
6 2 (3.51%) BODI
7 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (14.04%) CppUnit
2 8 (14.04%) GoogleTest
3 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.02%) Ant
4 4 (7.02%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (7.02%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (5.26%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
6 2 (3.51%) JMeter
7 1 (1.75%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.75%) MSTest
7 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.75%) CodeRush
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Verification Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Lead Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C++ Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) XML
2 10 (17.54%) Spring
3 9 (15.79%) HTML
4 8 (14.04%) STL
4 8 (14.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (12.28%) .NET
5 7 (12.28%) J2EE
5 7 (12.28%) HTML5
6 6 (10.53%) ATL
6 6 (10.53%) COM+
6 6 (10.53%) DCOM
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.77%) SOAP
7 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
8 4 (7.02%) Apache CXF
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.02%) Apache Flex
8 4 (7.02%) jQuery
8 4 (7.02%) Ext JS
9 3 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Equities
1 3 (5.26%) Social Media
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.75%) Physics
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) UNIX
2 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
1 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) TDD
4 10 (17.54%) Multithreading
5 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
6 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.77%) MVC
9 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.26%) Scrum
10 3 (5.26%) Test Management
10 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) C++
4 12 (21.05%) C#
4 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 8 (14.04%) Perl
6 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.02%) VB
7 4 (7.02%) Python
8 3 (5.26%) VBScript
9 2 (3.51%) JCL
9 2 (3.51%) Ruby
10 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.75%) Clojure
10 1 (1.75%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
1 8 (14.04%) Google
2 4 (7.02%) Perforce
3 3 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
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