The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 141 124 129
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.27% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £341 £388 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +68.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.58% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
Automation Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2788 2856 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 95.49% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1534 1311
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 96 73
Average hourly rate £30.10 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Scotland region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Glasgow +6 6 £325 -16.25% 2
Edinburgh -12 2 £400 +10.34%
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) VB
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
2 6 (46.15%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Calabash
4 1 (7.69%) Firebug
4 1 (7.69%) JBehave
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) VB
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
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