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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 88 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 20 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.078% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.083% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £366 £255 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.62% -32.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
1639 2422 2629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 93.91% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1291 1467
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 59
Median hourly rate £17.32 £32.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.70% +106.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +24 7 £425 +66.66%
West Lothian +2 6 - -
Fife - 4 £288 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Cucumber
3 16 (57.14%) Selenium
4 14 (50.00%) BDD
4 14 (50.00%) Java
5 13 (46.43%) SQL
6 12 (42.86%) Python
7 10 (35.71%) QA
8 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
9 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Scrum
10 5 (17.86%) QGIS
10 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
10 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
10 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.86%) GIS
11 4 (14.29%) Agile Testing
12 3 (10.71%) User Stories
12 3 (10.71%) PostGIS
12 3 (10.71%) Ansible
12 3 (10.71%) Spatial Data
12 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.71%) Kanban
12 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (10.71%) Finance
12 3 (10.71%) Validation
12 3 (10.71%) Migration
12 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
12 3 (10.71%) Data Migration

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 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) GIS
1 5 (17.86%) QGIS
2 3 (10.71%) Spatial Data
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Cucumber
2 16 (57.14%) Selenium
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.14%) Protractor
5 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.71%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) BDD
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Data Validation
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.57%) ITSM
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Jython
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) BMC
2 1 (3.57%) CA
2 1 (3.57%) Dell