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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 108 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.99% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 15
Median daily rate £325 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £414 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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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
2416 2421 2146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.45% 80.03% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1257 1178
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Glasgow +14 14 £349 -0.42% 1
Edinburgh -15 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Renfrewshire -29 10 £270 -23.94%
Stirling - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Fife +9 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Angus - 1 £95 -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 45 (52.94%) HP UFT
3 40 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 40 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 40 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 39 (45.88%) Microsoft
5 38 (44.71%) HP Quality Center
6 37 (43.53%) VMware
7 33 (38.82%) WinRunner
7 33 (38.82%) Windows
7 33 (38.82%) Security Cleared
8 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (37.65%) Active Directory
9 31 (36.47%) Change Management
10 30 (35.29%) MCTS
10 30 (35.29%) Windows XP
10 30 (35.29%) Citrix
10 30 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (35.29%) Veritas
10 30 (35.29%) TestDirector
10 30 (35.29%) MCSE
10 30 (35.29%) MCSA
10 30 (35.29%) Hyper-V
10 30 (35.29%) Windows 7
11 28 (32.94%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (32.94%) AIX
11 28 (32.94%) Netcool
11 28 (32.94%) Intel Security
11 28 (32.94%) MCITP

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 3 (3.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) HTTP
1 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (52.94%) HP UFT
2 33 (38.82%) WinRunner
3 30 (35.29%) TestDirector
4 20 (23.53%) Selenium
5 12 (14.12%) JIRA
6 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 9 (10.59%) WebDriver
8 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
9 6 (7.06%) Bower
9 6 (7.06%) SoapUI
9 6 (7.06%) Subversion
10 5 (5.88%) Hudson
11 3 (3.53%) Firebug
12 2 (2.35%) Gradle
12 2 (2.35%) JUnit
12 2 (2.35%) Ranorex
13 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.18%) JMeter
13 1 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Front Office
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (54.12%) Analyst
1 46 (54.12%) Test Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 15 (17.65%) Tester
4 10 (11.76%) Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Test Manager
7 7 (8.24%) Automation Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Java Programmer
11 3 (3.53%) Senior Java Programmer
11 3 (3.53%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) HTML
2 12 (14.12%) .NET
3 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 9 (10.59%) CSS
5 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
6 7 (8.24%) Node.js
6 7 (8.24%) Sass
7 6 (7.06%) jQuery
8 4 (4.71%) Flask
8 4 (4.71%) Java EE
9 3 (3.53%) Spring
9 3 (3.53%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.53%) Web Services
10 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.35%) JPA
10 2 (2.35%) RESTful
11 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (1.18%) CSS3
11 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.18%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.94%) Clustering
2 26 (30.59%) PDA
3 20 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Windows
2 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 30 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 28 (32.94%) AIX
5 15 (17.65%) Linux
6 6 (7.06%) Unix
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.06%) Software Testing
1 40 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 31 (36.47%) Change Management
3 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.82%) BDD
5 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing
6 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.76%) CRM
8 9 (10.59%) Kanban
8 9 (10.59%) User Stories
9 8 (9.41%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.24%) Front End Development
10 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Defect Management
11 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
11 6 (7.06%) TDD
12 5 (5.88%) Refactoring
13 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.00%) Java
4 13 (15.29%) C#
4 13 (15.29%) Python
5 9 (10.59%) VB
6 8 (9.41%) Perl
7 6 (7.06%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.35%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 33 (38.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (35.29%) MCSA
3 30 (35.29%) MCSE
3 30 (35.29%) MCTS
3 30 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (32.94%) MCITP
5 23 (27.06%) SC Cleared
6 12 (14.12%) ISEB
7 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.18%) Degree
9 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.53%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (37.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 28 (32.94%) VMware ESX
4 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (44.71%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (32.94%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (32.94%) Netcool
3 2 (2.35%) Ansible
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (43.53%) VMware
3 30 (35.29%) Citrix
3 30 (35.29%) Veritas
4 28 (32.94%) Intel Security
5 14 (16.47%) Oracle
6 12 (14.12%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) Charles River
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
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