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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 129 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.22% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £31.00
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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
3041 2529 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.71% 92.33% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1282 1111
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 47 83
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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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 +5 4 £400 +3.22% 3
Fife -7 1 £213 -
West Lothian -10 1 £375 +2.73%
Edinburgh -14 1 £375 +15.38%
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Maven
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Spring
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (7.69%) JBehave
8 1 (7.69%) BDD

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) Maven
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (7.69%) JBehave
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
6 1 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Twitter