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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 106 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.93% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.22% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
Average daily rate
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£369 £345 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £201 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
Test Automation
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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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh +4 14 £363 +45.00% 4
West Lothian -12 2 £375 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £355 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (54.29%) SQL
3 32 (45.71%) Java
4 31 (44.29%) Selenium
5 21 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 21 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 20 (28.57%) BDD
6 20 (28.57%) Maven
7 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
8 17 (24.29%) JIRA
8 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (22.86%) HTML
9 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
10 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
11 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
11 13 (18.57%) TDD
12 12 (17.14%) Finance
12 12 (17.14%) UNIX
12 12 (17.14%) Windows
12 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.14%) Hudson
13 11 (15.71%) Ant
13 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
14 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (14.29%) MCTS
14 10 (14.29%) MCITP
14 10 (14.29%) PDA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (44.29%) Selenium
2 21 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (28.57%) Maven
4 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
5 17 (24.29%) JIRA
6 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 12 (17.14%) Hudson
8 11 (15.71%) Ant
9 10 (14.29%) WinRunner
9 10 (14.29%) TestDirector
10 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.57%) Gradle
11 6 (8.57%) Artifactory
12 5 (7.14%) Robolectric
12 5 (7.14%) Robotium
13 4 (5.71%) Jasmine
13 4 (5.71%) Calabash
13 4 (5.71%) Grunt
13 4 (5.71%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Tester
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.14%) Android Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) HTML
2 10 (14.29%) CSS
3 8 (11.43%) RESTful
4 6 (8.57%) Spring
5 5 (7.14%) JSON
6 4 (5.71%) JSF
6 4 (5.71%) HTML5
6 4 (5.71%) CSS3
6 4 (5.71%) Laravel
6 4 (5.71%) Web Services
6 4 (5.71%) SVG
6 4 (5.71%) JavaBeans
6 4 (5.71%) D3.js
6 4 (5.71%) Sass
6 4 (5.71%) LESS
6 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.29%) JSP
7 3 (4.29%) REST
8 2 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Clustering
2 10 (14.29%) PDA
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) UNIX
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) AIX
2 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.43%) Android
4 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) BDD
3 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
4 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.57%) TDD
5 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 10 (14.29%) Change Management
7 9 (12.86%) Test Management
8 8 (11.43%) Open Source
8 8 (11.43%) Android Development
9 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.00%) Web Development
10 6 (8.57%) OOD
10 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.57%) Fund Accounting
10 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.14%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 32 (45.71%) Java
3 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.57%) Perl
5 4 (5.71%) PHP
5 4 (5.71%) C#
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
6 1 (1.43%) VB
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
6 1 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (14.29%) MCTS
1 10 (14.29%) MCITP
1 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 10 (14.29%) MCSE
1 10 (14.29%) MCSA
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (12.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) Citrix
2 10 (14.29%) Veritas
2 10 (14.29%) McAfee
2 10 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle