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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 113 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.12% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £377 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £455 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 July 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 +3 8 £394 +51.44% 7
Glasgow -5 4 £325 -21.21% 4
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) QA
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (18.18%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) MS Office
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) SOAP
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) HTTP
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
6 3 (13.64%) Maven
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.09%) JBoss
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) Confluence
1 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) SSH
2 2 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Maven
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Hudson
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) MSTest
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) JUnit
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Mockito
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) J2EE
2 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) JMS
3 2 (9.09%) JSF
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) Servlets
4 1 (4.55%) EJB
4 1 (4.55%) XSD
4 1 (4.55%) Struts
4 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Data Conversion
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.55%) Equities
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) VME
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) V-Model
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Release Management
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Clojure
4 1 (4.55%) ClojureScript
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (4.55%) CA
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