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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 97 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 1.10% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.38% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 18
Median daily rate £325 £375 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £303 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2398 2323 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.63% 79.75% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1238 1090
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +25.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 May 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 May 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 +19 15 £332 -5.14% 3
Renfrewshire -25 14 £265 -25.35%
Edinburgh -15 12 £350 -9.67% 2
Stirling - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Fife - 1 - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 57 (62.64%) SQL
2 49 (53.85%) HP UFT
3 46 (50.55%) Software Testing
4 44 (48.35%) ISTQB
5 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 42 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 42 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
6 39 (42.86%) VMware
7 38 (41.76%) Windows
8 36 (39.56%) WinRunner
9 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (38.46%) Active Directory
9 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (37.36%) Change Management
11 33 (36.26%) MCTS
11 33 (36.26%) Citrix
11 33 (36.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (36.26%) Windows XP
11 33 (36.26%) TestDirector
11 33 (36.26%) Veritas
11 33 (36.26%) MCSE
11 33 (36.26%) MCSA
11 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
11 33 (36.26%) Hyper-V
11 33 (36.26%) Windows 7
12 31 (34.07%) McAfee ePO
12 31 (34.07%) AIX
12 31 (34.07%) Netcool
12 31 (34.07%) Intel Security
12 31 (34.07%) 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 5 (5.49%) JBoss
1 5 (5.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (53.85%) HP UFT
2 36 (39.56%) WinRunner
3 33 (36.26%) TestDirector
4 23 (25.27%) Selenium
5 14 (15.38%) JIRA
6 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.79%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 5 (5.49%) Firebug
9 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.40%) Bower
10 4 (4.40%) Hudson
10 4 (4.40%) Subversion
11 2 (2.20%) JUnit
11 2 (2.20%) Ranorex
11 2 (2.20%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.10%) FitNesse
12 1 (1.10%) JMeter
12 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (56.04%) Analyst
1 51 (56.04%) Test Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Tester
4 9 (9.89%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.69%) Developer
7 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Tester
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Manager
11 2 (2.20%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) HTML
2 12 (13.19%) .NET
3 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
4 8 (8.79%) Web Services
5 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.59%) CSS
6 5 (5.49%) Java EE
6 5 (5.49%) Sass
7 4 (4.40%) Flask
7 4 (4.40%) jQuery
8 3 (3.30%) REST
8 3 (3.30%) SOAP
8 3 (3.30%) XML
9 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.10%) CSS3
9 1 (1.10%) D3.js
9 1 (1.10%) DHTML
9 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.10%) Laravel
9 1 (1.10%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Clustering
2 27 (29.67%) PDA
3 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.76%) Windows
2 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (36.26%) Windows 7
3 33 (36.26%) Windows XP
4 31 (34.07%) AIX
5 16 (17.58%) Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Unix
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.55%) Software Testing
2 42 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 34 (37.36%) Change Management
4 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.38%) BDD
5 14 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.19%) Manual Testing
7 11 (12.09%) Scrum
7 11 (12.09%) User Stories
8 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.99%) Defect Management
9 9 (9.89%) CRM
9 9 (9.89%) Functional Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Kanban
10 8 (8.79%) Test Management
11 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.49%) Project Management
12 5 (5.49%) SOA
12 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
13 4 (4.40%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (62.64%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.58%) Java
4 13 (14.29%) C#
4 13 (14.29%) Python
5 9 (9.89%) VB
6 8 (8.79%) Perl
7 4 (4.40%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.20%) Scala
9 1 (1.10%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (48.35%) ISTQB
2 33 (36.26%) MCSA
2 33 (36.26%) MCSE
2 33 (36.26%) MCTS
2 33 (36.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
3 31 (34.07%) MCITP
4 23 (25.27%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.09%) ISEB
6 10 (10.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 33 (36.26%) Hyper-V
3 31 (34.07%) VMware ESX
4 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (34.07%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (34.07%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 39 (42.86%) VMware
3 33 (36.26%) Citrix
3 33 (36.26%) Veritas
4 31 (34.07%) Intel Security
5 16 (17.58%) Oracle
6 12 (13.19%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) Charles River
8 1 (1.10%) IBM
8 1 (1.10%) SAP
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