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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 91 111 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 34 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 0.80% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.98% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 15
Median daily rate £350 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £363 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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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
1868 2653 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.65% 81.71% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1381 1121
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 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 +3 14 £400 -17.94% 5
Glasgow +12 4 £382 -4.53% 1
Fife +6 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 £281 -
Scottish Borders - 3 £350 -
Dundee +1 2 £100 -77.77%
Angus - 1 £95 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
2 35 (44.30%) HP UFT
3 34 (43.04%) SQL
4 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
5 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
6 26 (32.91%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
8 23 (29.11%) BDD
9 21 (26.58%) ISEB
10 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
10 20 (25.32%) HTML
10 20 (25.32%) VMware
10 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
10 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
11 19 (24.05%) Windows
12 18 (22.78%) Oracle
12 18 (22.78%) TestDirector
13 16 (20.25%) Active Directory
13 16 (20.25%) HP
13 16 (20.25%) WinRunner
13 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (20.25%) Java
13 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (20.25%) Functional Testing
14 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
14 15 (18.99%) Linux
14 15 (18.99%) .NET
14 15 (18.99%) Citrix
14 15 (18.99%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.80%) GIS
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.27%) QGIS
5 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 35 (44.30%) HP UFT
2 18 (22.78%) TestDirector
3 16 (20.25%) WinRunner
4 14 (17.72%) JIRA
5 10 (12.66%) Selenium
6 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
8 5 (6.33%) Bower
8 5 (6.33%) Subversion
8 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.06%) Hudson
10 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.53%) Gradle
10 2 (2.53%) JUnit
10 2 (2.53%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.27%) gulp
11 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.27%) Protractor
11 1 (1.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Games
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (40.51%) Analyst
1 32 (40.51%) Test Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Tester
3 12 (15.19%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.06%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Java Programmer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (3.80%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) HTML
2 15 (18.99%) .NET
3 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.86%) CSS
4 7 (8.86%) Sass
5 6 (7.59%) jQuery
5 6 (7.59%) Node.js
6 4 (5.06%) Spring
6 4 (5.06%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.80%) Flask
7 3 (3.80%) RESTful
8 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.53%) JPA
8 2 (2.53%) WebGL
9 1 (1.27%) CSS3
9 1 (1.27%) D3.js
9 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.27%) Java EE
9 1 (1.27%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Clustering
2 12 (15.19%) PDA
3 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) EMV
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (18.99%) Linux
4 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
4 14 (17.72%) Windows XP
5 13 (16.46%) AIX
6 3 (3.80%) Android
6 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.80%) Unix
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
3 23 (29.11%) BDD
4 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
5 16 (20.25%) Functional Testing
6 15 (18.99%) Performance Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Change Management
7 14 (17.72%) CRM
7 14 (17.72%) User Stories
8 13 (16.46%) Smoke Testing
9 12 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (13.92%) Test Management
11 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
13 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
14 7 (8.86%) Kanban
14 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
14 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
15 6 (7.59%) Scrum
15 6 (7.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) SQL
2 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.25%) Java
4 14 (17.72%) C#
4 14 (17.72%) Python
5 13 (16.46%) VB
6 6 (7.59%) CoffeeScript
7 5 (6.33%) Perl
8 4 (5.06%) VBA
9 2 (2.53%) C
9 2 (2.53%) Scala
10 1 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
2 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
3 21 (26.58%) ISEB
4 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
5 14 (17.72%) MCSA
5 14 (17.72%) MCSE
5 14 (17.72%) MCTS
5 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (16.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (16.46%) MCITP
7 9 (11.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (8.86%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
2 8 (10.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
3 13 (16.46%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (32.91%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (16.46%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (16.46%) Netcool
3 4 (5.06%) Ansible
4 3 (3.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) VMware
3 18 (22.78%) Oracle
4 16 (20.25%) HP
5 15 (18.99%) Citrix
6 14 (17.72%) Veritas
7 13 (16.46%) Intel Security