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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 104 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 0.72% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.90% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 3
Average daily rate £320 £315 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -3.64%
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
2043 2109 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.96% 79.49% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 1198 849
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 15 £309 -1.59% 2
Glasgow +14 6 £390 +11.42% 1
Fife - 4 £320 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (38.64%) Selenium
4 16 (36.36%) Linux
5 15 (34.09%) Finance
6 13 (29.55%) WebDriver
7 12 (27.27%) Windows
8 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
9 10 (22.73%) Python
10 9 (20.45%) Java
10 9 (20.45%) QA
10 9 (20.45%) TDD
10 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (18.18%) VMware
11 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
11 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (18.18%) C#
11 8 (18.18%) Perl
11 8 (18.18%) SQL
11 8 (18.18%) ISEB
12 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
12 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
12 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
12 7 (15.91%) BDD
12 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
12 7 (15.91%) SDLC
13 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.64%) MS Office

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (9.09%) IIS
1 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) nginx
3 2 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 6 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DHCP
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
1 4 (9.09%) FTP
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
1 4 (9.09%) IPsec
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) BODI
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.82%) YouTrack
6 2 (4.55%) Grunt
6 2 (4.55%) gulp
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Mockito
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Interactive Media
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Test Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Software Verification Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.82%) UI Developer
6 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) Servlets
3 4 (9.09%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) HTML5
5 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.27%) JSF
6 1 (2.27%) LESS
6 1 (2.27%) Sass
6 1 (2.27%) Struts
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) VLE
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Equities
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 4 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
3 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
5 7 (15.91%) SDLC
6 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Open Source
8 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Testing
9 3 (6.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Python
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) Perl
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) VB
5 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.55%) AWK
7 2 (4.55%) C-shell
7 2 (4.55%) sed
8 1 (2.27%) JCL
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.18%) ISEB
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.09%) Xen
3 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.27%) FNZ
5 1 (2.27%) SAP