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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 100 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.61% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.88% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 3
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£375 £353 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +13.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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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
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Glasgow -3 11 £356 - 4
West Lothian - 7 £375 -
Edinburgh -10 5 £370 -1.33% 6
Stirling - - - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (59.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (46.94%) Java
3 22 (44.90%) SQL
4 20 (40.82%) HP
4 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
5 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
6 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
7 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
8 14 (28.57%) UNIX
9 13 (26.53%) .NET
9 13 (26.53%) Oracle
9 13 (26.53%) HTML
10 11 (22.45%) JSP
10 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
11 10 (20.41%) C#
11 10 (20.41%) VB
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.41%) CRM
12 9 (18.37%) VBScript
12 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
12 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
13 8 (16.33%) Windows
13 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
13 8 (16.33%) Linux
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (14.29%) Netcool

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.08%) CMS
1 2 (4.08%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Informix
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 7 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 7 (14.29%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.08%) Grunt
6 1 (2.04%) VectorCAST
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.04%) JBehave
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
1 18 (36.73%) Test Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Tester
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Test Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Performance Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Test Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Test Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) JSP
3 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
4 5 (10.20%) Web Services
4 5 (10.20%) Java EE
5 4 (8.16%) Drools
6 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) CSS
6 2 (4.08%) OOCSS
7 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) PDA
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) GIS
2 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) UNIX
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
2 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.29%) AIX
3 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) CRM
2 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
3 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Change Management
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
6 5 (10.20%) ETL
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
7 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Project Management
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) C#
4 10 (20.41%) VB
5 9 (18.37%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
2 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
3 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.29%) MCSE
5 7 (14.29%) MCSA
5 7 (14.29%) MCTS
5 7 (14.29%) MCITP
5 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) Degree
7 2 (4.08%) ISEB
8 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (14.29%) Netcool
2 7 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) HP
2 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Oracle
4 7 (14.29%) McAfee
4 7 (14.29%) Veritas
4 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 7 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (10.20%) JBoss
5 5 (10.20%) IBM
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
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