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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 119 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£313 £309 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -27.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
Automated Testing
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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
2267 1788 1488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.80% 72.42% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 909 789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +5 6 £313 -32.06% 4
Dundee +5 1 £210 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 4
Stirling - - - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
4 7 (26.92%) Spring
4 7 (26.92%) Hibernate
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) HTML
5 6 (23.08%) Selenium
5 6 (23.08%) QA
5 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) JUnit
7 4 (15.38%) CSS
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) JSF
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) BDD
8 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) Banking
8 3 (11.54%) Python
8 3 (11.54%) MS Excel

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) BODI
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
2 6 (23.08%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) JUnit
4 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
4 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Ant
5 2 (7.69%) Mockito
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) MSTest
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (3.85%) NUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Hibernate
1 7 (26.92%) Spring
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) JSF
4 3 (11.54%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE
5 2 (7.69%) JSP
5 2 (7.69%) Servlets
5 2 (7.69%) JMS
5 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
5 2 (7.69%) Struts
5 2 (7.69%) JSON
5 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) User Stories
7 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) CRM
8 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.85%) UML
8 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) JCL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) XPath
5 1 (3.85%) Clojure
5 1 (3.85%) ClojureScript
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) CA
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy