The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 103 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £269 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1753 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.55% 71.00% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 62
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
UK

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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +8 11 £431 +18.96% 4
Edinburgh -14 11 £240 -33.79% 5
Aberdeen - 2 £550 -
Fife +2 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Dundee - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) Java
2 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) UNIX
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
4 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.64%) Banking
4 10 (25.64%) Spring
5 9 (23.08%) C#
5 9 (23.08%) C++
5 9 (23.08%) XML
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
6 8 (20.51%) HTML
6 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
7 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
7 7 (17.95%) HTML5
7 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
8 6 (15.38%) Perl
8 6 (15.38%) J2EE
8 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) QA
9 5 (12.82%) TDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (5.13%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.26%) DB2
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) BODI
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.26%) Ant
3 4 (10.26%) CppUnit
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.26%) GoogleTest
3 4 (10.26%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (10.26%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.13%) JUnit
5 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Front Office
4 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Verification Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Tester
7 3 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Spring
2 9 (23.08%) XML
3 8 (20.51%) HTML
4 7 (17.95%) HTML5
5 6 (15.38%) J2EE
6 5 (12.82%) SOAP
7 4 (10.26%) STL
7 4 (10.26%) Apache Flex
7 4 (10.26%) .NET
7 4 (10.26%) Ext JS
7 4 (10.26%) Apache CXF
7 4 (10.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
8 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (5.13%) ATL
9 2 (5.13%) COM+
9 2 (5.13%) DCOM
9 2 (5.13%) CSS
10 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Equities
2 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) UNIX
2 10 (25.64%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
4 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) TDD
5 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.13%) MVC
7 2 (5.13%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) C++
5 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
6 6 (15.38%) Perl
7 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
8 3 (7.69%) Python
9 2 (5.13%) VBScript
9 2 (5.13%) VB
10 1 (2.56%) JCL
10 1 (2.56%) Scala
10 1 (2.56%) Clojure
10 1 (2.56%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Perforce
2 4 (10.26%) Google
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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