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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 84 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 1.06% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.34% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
Median daily rate £379 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.35% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £269 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

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
1371 2093 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.16% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1152 1126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.90 £43.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +11 10 £400 +25.98%
Glasgow +9 7 £388 -0.64% 1
West Lothian - 3 - -
Fife -3 2 £300 -6.25%
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) Selenium
5 14 (33.33%) Scrum
5 14 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 13 (30.95%) JIRA
7 11 (26.19%) TDD
8 10 (23.81%) Maven
8 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 10 (23.81%) XML
8 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Ant
9 9 (21.43%) JUnit
9 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
9 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
9 9 (21.43%) Spring
10 8 (19.05%) JSON
10 8 (19.05%) Finance
10 8 (19.05%) SOAP
10 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
11 7 (16.67%) User Stories
11 7 (16.67%) Gradle
11 7 (16.67%) Web Services
11 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 7 (16.67%) BDD
11 7 (16.67%) Test Automation

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 2 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
3 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.14%) DB2
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
2 14 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 13 (30.95%) JIRA
4 10 (23.81%) Maven
5 9 (21.43%) Ant
5 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 9 (21.43%) JUnit
5 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (16.67%) Gradle
7 5 (11.90%) YouTrack
8 4 (9.52%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (7.14%) Concordion
9 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 3 (7.14%) Hudson
9 3 (7.14%) JBehave
9 3 (7.14%) Protractor
9 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
9 3 (7.14%) Subversion
10 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Software Verification Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum Master
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) Spring
3 8 (19.05%) JSON
3 8 (19.05%) SOAP
4 7 (16.67%) Web Services
5 6 (14.29%) JDBC
5 6 (14.29%) JMS
5 6 (14.29%) REST
6 5 (11.90%) J2EE
7 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (7.14%) Velocity
8 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.76%) Ember.js
8 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.76%) jQuery
8 2 (4.76%) React
9 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
9 1 (2.38%) Node.js
9 1 (2.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Fintech
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) VLE
3 1 (2.38%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Scrum
3 11 (26.19%) TDD
4 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.67%) BDD
6 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.67%) User Stories
7 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.90%) OO
8 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Perforce
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Reuters
4 1 (2.38%) Apigee
4 1 (2.38%) TIBCO