The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 115 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £413 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +73.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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
1926 2667 2686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.11% 93.55% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1376 1444
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +25.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 7 £375 -9.09%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) BDD
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 9 (50.00%) GIS
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) QGIS
5 7 (38.89%) Ansible
5 7 (38.89%) Spatial Data
5 7 (38.89%) PostGIS
5 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
5 7 (38.89%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) Validation
5 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
5 7 (38.89%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
5 7 (38.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Data Validation
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Python
6 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
7 4 (22.22%) NeoLoad
7 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.56%) NAS
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) GIS
1 9 (50.00%) QGIS
2 7 (38.89%) Spatial Data
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
3 4 (22.22%) NeoLoad
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 2 (11.11%) Protractor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
1 7 (38.89%) PostGIS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) BDD
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Data Validation
3 7 (38.89%) Validation
4 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) ETL
8 1 (5.56%) ITSM
8 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Jython
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) BMC
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle