The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 96 111 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.54% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 10
Average daily rate £379 £361 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +9.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £331 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £413 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 16 £275 - 3
Glasgow +10 5 - - 3
Renfrewshire -2 3 £378 +12.83%
Inverclyde - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (61.54%) SQL
3 19 (48.72%) Selenium
4 17 (43.59%) UNIX
4 17 (43.59%) Linux
5 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (33.33%) SOA
7 12 (30.77%) Web Services
7 12 (30.77%) User Stories
8 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
9 10 (25.64%) Scrum
9 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (23.08%) JBoss
10 9 (23.08%) Java EE
10 9 (23.08%) JIRA
11 8 (20.51%) Drools
11 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (20.51%) HP
12 7 (17.95%) IBM
12 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
12 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
12 7 (17.95%) VMware
12 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
13 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 6 (15.38%) Banking
13 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (5.13%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
1 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (10.26%) Star Schema
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) Informix
3 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (23.08%) JIRA
4 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
5 5 (12.82%) JBehave
5 5 (12.82%) Maven
5 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
5 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.26%) Gradle
6 4 (10.26%) RSpec
6 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.26%) JUnit
6 4 (10.26%) Subversion
6 4 (10.26%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (10.26%) WATIR
7 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.69%) Fiddler
7 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Tester
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
1 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Performance Tester
3 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) Java EE
3 8 (20.51%) Drools
4 4 (10.26%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) SOAP
4 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 2 (5.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Open Source
1 3 (7.69%) PDA
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) UNIX
1 17 (43.59%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) AIX
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) SOA
3 12 (30.77%) User Stories
4 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) ETL
8 4 (10.26%) Inmon Methodology
8 4 (10.26%) ATDD
8 4 (10.26%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.26%) Data Management
8 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Kanban
9 3 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (61.54%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Groovy
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) MCTS
2 3 (7.69%) MCITP
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) MCSA
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) HNC
3 1 (2.56%) HND
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.26%) Puppet
3 3 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) JBoss
3 8 (20.51%) HP
4 7 (17.95%) IBM
4 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.95%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) Veritas
5 3 (7.69%) McAfee
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
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