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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 0.49% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 0.69% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.93 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
Test Automation
UK

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
2058 1604 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.79% 71.67% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 809 746
Average daily rate £396 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 28 £365 +102.77% 5
Glasgow -4 4 £350 -
West Lothian +4 1 £375 +11.02% 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Java
3 27 (35.53%) SQL
4 22 (28.95%) Selenium
5 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
5 21 (27.63%) CSS
5 21 (27.63%) HTML
6 19 (25.00%) Linux
6 19 (25.00%) TDD
7 17 (22.37%) Banking
7 17 (22.37%) UNIX
7 17 (22.37%) Finance
7 17 (22.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 16 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (21.05%) Grunt
9 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
9 15 (19.74%) jQuery
9 15 (19.74%) Perl
10 14 (18.42%) Windows
10 14 (18.42%) ISTQB
10 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
11 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (17.11%) PDA
11 13 (17.11%) Change Management
11 13 (17.11%) WinRunner
11 13 (17.11%) TestDirector
11 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (17.11%) PHP
11 13 (17.11%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (14.47%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Big Data
2 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Selenium
2 17 (22.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (21.05%) Grunt
4 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
5 13 (17.11%) WinRunner
5 13 (17.11%) TestDirector
6 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
7 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
8 8 (10.53%) JIRA
8 8 (10.53%) Maven
8 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.58%) Ant
9 5 (6.58%) Robolectric
9 5 (6.58%) Hudson
9 5 (6.58%) Robotium
10 3 (3.95%) Artifactory
11 2 (2.63%) Gradle
11 2 (2.63%) Calabash
11 2 (2.63%) JBehave
12 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (22.37%) Banking
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) Test Engineer
3 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Test Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Front-End Web Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Android Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Big Data Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) CSS
1 21 (27.63%) HTML
2 15 (19.74%) jQuery
3 11 (14.47%) OOCSS
4 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 2 (2.63%) RESTful
5 2 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (2.63%) JSP
6 1 (1.32%) SVG
6 1 (1.32%) JavaBeans
6 1 (1.32%) JSF
6 1 (1.32%) CSS3
6 1 (1.32%) Laravel
6 1 (1.32%) HTML5
6 1 (1.32%) D3.js
6 1 (1.32%) Sass
6 1 (1.32%) LESS
6 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) PDA
2 12 (15.79%) Clustering
3 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.95%) Open Source
7 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 17 (22.37%) UNIX
3 14 (18.42%) Windows
4 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (17.11%) Windows XP
4 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
5 12 (15.79%) AIX
6 8 (10.53%) Android
7 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) TDD
3 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
5 13 (17.11%) Change Management
6 11 (14.47%) Security Testing
7 10 (13.16%) BDD
8 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Information Security
9 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.89%) Test Management
10 6 (7.89%) Web Development
11 5 (6.58%) Android Development
11 5 (6.58%) Software Architecture
11 5 (6.58%) Product Management
12 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
12 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) Java
2 27 (35.53%) SQL
3 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
4 15 (19.74%) Perl
5 13 (17.11%) PHP
5 13 (17.11%) Python
6 12 (15.79%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 12 (15.79%) MCSE
2 12 (15.79%) MCSA
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.79%) MCTS
2 12 (15.79%) MCITP
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 6 (7.89%) ISEB
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
1 12 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Firmware
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (14.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) McAfee
2 12 (15.79%) Citrix
2 12 (15.79%) Veritas
2 12 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle
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