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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 106 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.74% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.05% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £316 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 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
Edinburgh -9 12 £345 +12.65% 4
Glasgow -3 6 £350 +14.94%
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) Java
4 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 13 (25.49%) TDD
6 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 11 (21.57%) UNIX
7 11 (21.57%) Spring
7 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
8 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
8 10 (19.61%) Banking
8 10 (19.61%) QA
8 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
8 10 (19.61%) C#
8 10 (19.61%) HTML
8 10 (19.61%) XML
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Windows
9 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 8 (15.69%) Linux
10 8 (15.69%) C++
10 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
10 8 (15.69%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (15.69%) Selenium
11 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (13.73%) T-SQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
4 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) BODI
6 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
2 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 8 (15.69%) Selenium
4 6 (11.76%) CppUnit
4 6 (11.76%) GoogleTest
5 5 (9.80%) JUnit
6 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.88%) Ant
7 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.92%) Mockito
8 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.92%) JMeter
8 2 (3.92%) Maven
9 1 (1.96%) JIRA
9 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.96%) NUnit
9 1 (1.96%) Subversion
9 1 (1.96%) MSTest
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Front Office
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Java Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Tester
5 7 (13.73%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Verification Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.88%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Senior C++ Developer
10 1 (1.96%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Spring
2 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
2 10 (19.61%) HTML
2 10 (19.61%) XML
3 8 (15.69%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (13.73%) J2EE
5 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 6 (11.76%) .NET
5 6 (11.76%) STL
5 6 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (9.80%) JSF
6 5 (9.80%) ATL
6 5 (9.80%) COM+
6 5 (9.80%) DCOM
7 4 (7.84%) CSS
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) jQuery
8 3 (5.88%) JSP
8 3 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.88%) Social Media
3 2 (3.92%) Open Source
3 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.92%) Equities
3 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) Physics
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) UNIX
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 13 (25.49%) TDD
4 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
5 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Scrum
6 6 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.84%) SOA
8 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.88%) BDD
9 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Testing
10 2 (3.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) Java
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 8 (15.69%) C++
4 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.80%) Perl
6 5 (9.80%) Python
6 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.84%) VB
8 3 (5.88%) JCL
9 2 (3.92%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) XPath
10 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) Clojure
10 1 (1.96%) ClojureScript
10 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Google
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Sybase
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) CA
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) Perforce
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago