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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Scotland
Rank 62 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.59% 1.71% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.07% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 26
Median daily rate £375 £309 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -13.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £264 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £393 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1459 2124 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.04% 82.52% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 1135 1257
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 39
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +32 31 £410 +29.13% 2
Fife +3 7 £275 +22.22%
Glasgow +4 6 £350 +12.00%
West Lothian - 6 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.93%) Java
3 31 (43.66%) Selenium
3 31 (43.66%) BDD
4 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
6 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
6 21 (29.58%) Scrum
7 20 (28.17%) Spring
8 18 (25.35%) TDD
8 18 (25.35%) Python
8 18 (25.35%) AngularJS
9 17 (23.94%) SQL
10 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
11 15 (21.13%) User Stories
12 13 (18.31%) Automation Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Web Services
13 12 (16.90%) QA
14 11 (15.49%) JIRA
14 11 (15.49%) CSS
15 9 (12.68%) Finance
15 9 (12.68%) Oracle
15 9 (12.68%) HTML
15 9 (12.68%) Linux
15 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
15 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
15 9 (12.68%) Subversion
16 8 (11.27%) Spring Integration
16 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) GitHub
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) DECT
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) RS-485
1 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.41%) Wireless
1 1 (1.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database 12c
2 7 (9.86%) GIS
3 3 (4.23%) QGIS
3 3 (4.23%) Spatial Data
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (43.66%) Selenium
2 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
3 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
4 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
5 11 (15.49%) JIRA
6 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.68%) Subversion
7 7 (9.86%) Maven
8 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.82%) JUnit
11 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.41%) Appium
12 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
12 1 (1.41%) GitLab
12 1 (1.41%) MSTest
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
1 17 (23.94%) Test Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Test Automation Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Test Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Tester
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Angular Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (5.63%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) Spring
2 18 (25.35%) AngularJS
3 12 (16.90%) Web Services
4 11 (15.49%) CSS
5 9 (12.68%) HTML
6 8 (11.27%) Angular 2
6 8 (11.27%) Spring Integration
7 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
8 4 (5.63%) J2EE
9 3 (4.23%) PostGIS
9 3 (4.23%) SOAP
10 2 (2.82%) JSON
10 2 (2.82%) Node.js
10 2 (2.82%) REST
10 2 (2.82%) XML
11 1 (1.41%) .NET
11 1 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) BDD
3 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (29.58%) Scrum
5 18 (25.35%) TDD
6 15 (21.13%) User Stories
7 13 (18.31%) Automation Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Microservices
9 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Functional Testing
12 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
12 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Agile Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.93%) Java
2 18 (25.35%) Python
3 17 (23.94%) SQL
4 4 (5.63%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) Scala
5 2 (2.82%) XPath
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) ISEB
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.82%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.41%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.41%) SAP