The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 82 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.64% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 8
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£390 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £341 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.97% +23.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2041 1707 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.98% 68.44% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 854 825
Average daily rate £375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 61 54
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £9.48 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £38.80 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Scotland region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 November 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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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
Edinburgh +20 31 £400 +73.91% 1
Glasgow -6 3 £350 +3.70%
Fife - 2 £208 -
Stirling - - - - 2
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Automation also 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 that cited Test Automation.

1 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (36.49%) HTML
4 26 (35.14%) Java
5 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
6 22 (29.73%) ISTQB
7 20 (27.03%) HP
7 20 (27.03%) UNIX
7 20 (27.03%) TDD
7 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
8 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
8 18 (24.32%) SQL
8 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.62%) CSS
9 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
9 16 (21.62%) jQuery
9 16 (21.62%) Grunt
10 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (17.57%) OOCSS
11 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
11 13 (17.57%) CMS
11 13 (17.57%) Oracle
11 13 (17.57%) Python
12 12 (16.22%) C++
12 12 (16.22%) Perl
12 12 (16.22%) PHP
12 12 (16.22%) Security Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Degree
12 12 (16.22%) Banking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Automation also 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 that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.57%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
1 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.35%) DNS
1 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Big Data
2 4 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.62%) Grunt
3 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 11 (14.86%) Selenium
5 10 (13.51%) WinRunner
5 10 (13.51%) TestDirector
6 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.70%) JBehave
7 2 (2.70%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.70%) JIRA
8 1 (1.35%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) Calabash
8 1 (1.35%) Robolectric
8 1 (1.35%) VectorCAST
General
1 12 (16.22%) Banking
2 10 (13.51%) Finance
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Test Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Web Developer
5 10 (13.51%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Front-End Web Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Test Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Test Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Automation Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) Validation Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.70%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) HTML
2 16 (21.62%) CSS
2 16 (21.62%) jQuery
3 13 (17.57%) OOCSS
4 11 (14.86%) JSP
4 11 (14.86%) .NET
5 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) PDA
3 9 (12.16%) Clustering
4 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.05%) Open Source
6 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) UNIX
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (14.86%) Windows XP
2 11 (14.86%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Linux
3 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.16%) AIX
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.03%) TDD
3 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
4 12 (16.22%) Security Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
6 10 (13.51%) CRM
6 10 (13.51%) Change Management
7 8 (10.81%) Information Security
8 5 (6.76%) Test Management
8 5 (6.76%) Product Management
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.76%) BDD
9 4 (5.41%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.41%) Scrum
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Web Development
10 3 (4.05%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) Java
2 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.32%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) Python
5 12 (16.22%) C++
5 12 (16.22%) Perl
5 12 (16.22%) PHP
6 10 (13.51%) C#
7 9 (12.16%) VB
8 7 (9.46%) VBScript
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) ISTQB
2 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.22%) Degree
5 9 (12.16%) MCTS
5 9 (12.16%) MCITP
5 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (12.16%) MCSE
5 9 (12.16%) MCSA
5 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.76%) ISEB
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) VMware ESX
1 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (12.16%) Netcool
2 9 (12.16%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) HP
2 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.57%) Oracle
4 9 (12.16%) VMware
4 9 (12.16%) Citrix
4 9 (12.16%) McAfee
4 9 (12.16%) Veritas
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
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