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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.37% 1.87% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.36% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 32
Median daily rate £400 £308 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
1589 2285 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 79.09% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1208 1223
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 24
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +23 21 £400 +16.78% 6
West Lothian - 3 - -
Glasgow -3 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Fife - 1 £225 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) SQL
2 29 (46.77%) BDD
3 21 (33.87%) User Stories
4 19 (30.65%) Java
5 18 (29.03%) JIRA
5 18 (29.03%) QA
6 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
7 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
8 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
8 14 (22.58%) Linux
8 14 (22.58%) ISEB
9 13 (20.97%) Python
10 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
11 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
12 10 (16.13%) Oracle
12 10 (16.13%) Selenium
13 9 (14.52%) Degree
13 9 (14.52%) GIS
13 9 (14.52%) Validation
14 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
14 8 (12.90%) CRM
14 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
14 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
14 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (12.90%) Automation 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 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) GIS
2 4 (6.45%) QGIS
2 4 (6.45%) Spatial Data
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) JIRA
2 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
3 10 (16.13%) Selenium
4 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.68%) Subversion
6 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.06%) TestDirector
8 4 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (6.45%) Maven
9 2 (3.23%) Bower
9 2 (3.23%) Gradle
10 1 (1.61%) Appium
10 1 (1.61%) Hudson
10 1 (1.61%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Analyst
1 24 (38.71%) Test Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) QA Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Tester
4 6 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Automation Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) QA Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Defect Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) HTML
1 7 (11.29%) Spring
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.45%) PostGIS
2 4 (6.45%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) J2EE
3 3 (4.84%) jQuery
3 3 (4.84%) Node.js
3 3 (4.84%) RESTful
3 3 (4.84%) Sass
4 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.23%) JPA
4 2 (3.23%) WebGL
5 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) EMV
3 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.61%) PDA
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Android
3 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) BDD
3 21 (33.87%) User Stories
4 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
6 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Validation
9 8 (12.90%) Automation Testing
9 8 (12.90%) CRM
9 8 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
10 7 (11.29%) Automated Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Test Management
11 6 (9.68%) Defect Management
12 5 (8.06%) Kanban
12 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
13 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) SQL
2 19 (30.65%) Java
3 13 (20.97%) Python
4 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) VB
6 4 (6.45%) VBA
7 3 (4.84%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (3.23%) C
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) Scala
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.58%) ISEB
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) MCTS
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) QA
2 7 (11.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (11.29%) Ansible
3 3 (4.84%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Veritas