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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 99 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.85% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 10
Median daily rate £325 £265 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £320 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
1584 2234 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.23% 79.02% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1197 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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 +14 7 £525 +86.50% 3
Glasgow +9 7 £278 +23.33%
West Lothian - 3 - -
Fife +3 2 £300 -6.25%
Stirling - 2 - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Java
3 20 (47.62%) SQL
4 12 (28.57%) JIRA
4 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 11 (26.19%) Selenium
5 11 (26.19%) XML
6 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 9 (21.43%) TDD
7 9 (21.43%) JUnit
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.05%) SOAP
8 8 (19.05%) Web Services
8 8 (19.05%) Windows
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 8 (19.05%) JSON
8 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
8 8 (19.05%) BDD
9 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 7 (16.67%) REST
9 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.67%) Spring
9 7 (16.67%) Maven
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (16.67%) JMS

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 3 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) GIS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 12 (28.57%) JIRA
2 11 (26.19%) Selenium
3 9 (21.43%) JUnit
4 7 (16.67%) Maven
4 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 5 (11.90%) Ant
6 5 (11.90%) Gradle
7 4 (9.52%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (9.52%) Subversion
8 3 (7.14%) IntelliJ
8 3 (7.14%) Protractor
8 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 3 (7.14%) YouTrack
9 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.38%) Hudson
10 1 (2.38%) JBehave
10 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Software Verification Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Verification Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 8 (19.05%) JSON
2 8 (19.05%) SOAP
2 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 7 (16.67%) JDBC
3 7 (16.67%) JMS
3 7 (16.67%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) Spring
4 4 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.14%) J2EE
6 2 (4.76%) .NET
6 2 (4.76%) Node.js
6 2 (4.76%) WebGL
7 1 (2.38%) CSS3
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) SAP PI
7 1 (2.38%) Velocity
7 1 (2.38%) VXML
7 1 (2.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Fintech
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) VLE
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
3 1 (2.38%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 9 (21.43%) TDD
5 8 (19.05%) BDD
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.29%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) User Stories
8 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 3 (7.14%) CRM
9 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) VB
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) MCP
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 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) IBM
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.14%) Reuters
2 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.38%) Apigee
3 1 (2.38%) ESRI
3 1 (2.38%) Genesys
3 1 (2.38%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Perforce
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik