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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 119 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 1.25% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.61% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 10
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£338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £215 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
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
2611 2175 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.58% 77.90% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1112 886
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -16 8 £338 +29.80% 2
Glasgow 0 4 £318 -23.03% 2
Fife -8 2 £295 +59.45%
Dundee - 2 - -
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) QA
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) J2EE
4 6 (23.08%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Web Services
5 5 (19.23%) ISEB
5 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
6 4 (15.38%) Selenium
6 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (15.38%) JIRA
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Android
6 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
6 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) CSS
6 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
7 3 (11.54%) REST
7 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
7 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (11.54%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.69%) Confluence
1 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DHCP
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) SSH
1 2 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
2 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Hudson
3 2 (7.69%) Mockito
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) Ant
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) Grunt
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.85%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) J2EE
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) JSF
4 3 (11.54%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) jQuery
4 3 (11.54%) REST
5 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 2 (7.69%) JAXB
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.69%) XSD
5 2 (7.69%) Spring
5 2 (7.69%) Struts
5 2 (7.69%) JSP
5 2 (7.69%) Servlets
6 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Replication
1 2 (7.69%) Equities
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Derivative
2 1 (3.85%) Data Conversion
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) VME
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
2 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) V-Model
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Android Development
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) COBOL
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISEB
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy
1 2 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) Verint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft