The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Job Titles advertised 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 124 115 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.26% 0.081% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.086% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2485 2325 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.80% 94.02% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1130 1144
Average daily rate £363 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +6.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 111
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Automation Tester
UK

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
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 22 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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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 -23 2 £345 -1.42%
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (50.00%) VBScript
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Selenium
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) Perl
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) SOA
7 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Maven
7 2 (20.00%) FitNesse
7 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
7 2 (20.00%) System Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (10.00%) HTML

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (20.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) WATIR
5 1 (10.00%) Hudson
5 1 (10.00%) Gradle
5 1 (10.00%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (10.00%) RSpec
5 1 (10.00%) JBehave
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Drools
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) XPath
5 1 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) ION Trading