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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.08% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 7
Average daily rate
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£362 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.93 £95.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%
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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
2117 1755 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.69% 72.31% 69.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 891 737
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +22 26 £365 +32.72% 2
Glasgow +1 9 £325 - 1
West Lothian +1 3 £375 -0.66% 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) SQL
2 34 (36.56%) Java
3 27 (29.03%) Selenium
4 25 (26.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (26.88%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 24 (25.81%) CSS
5 24 (25.81%) HTML
6 22 (23.66%) TDD
7 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 20 (21.51%) Linux
8 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
9 19 (20.43%) Grunt
9 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
10 18 (19.35%) Windows
10 18 (19.35%) ISTQB
10 18 (19.35%) Banking
11 17 (18.28%) Change Management
11 17 (18.28%) Finance
11 17 (18.28%) PDA
11 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (18.28%) WinRunner
11 17 (18.28%) TestDirector
11 17 (18.28%) UNIX
11 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
11 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (18.28%) Windows 7
12 16 (17.20%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (11.83%) CMS
2 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Big Data
2 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (29.03%) Selenium
2 25 (26.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (20.43%) Grunt
4 17 (18.28%) WinRunner
4 17 (18.28%) TestDirector
5 16 (17.20%) Git (software)
6 13 (13.98%) Cucumber
7 11 (11.83%) WebDriver
7 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
8 10 (10.75%) Maven
9 8 (8.60%) JIRA
10 7 (7.53%) Ant
11 5 (5.38%) Hudson
11 5 (5.38%) Robotium
11 5 (5.38%) Robolectric
12 4 (4.30%) Bower
12 4 (4.30%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (4.30%) Jasmine
13 3 (3.23%) Artifactory
13 3 (3.23%) Calabash
General
1 18 (19.35%) Banking
2 17 (18.28%) Finance
3 7 (7.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Developer
2 18 (19.35%) Analyst
2 18 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.28%) Test Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Tester
6 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Android Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) CSS
1 24 (25.81%) HTML
2 15 (16.13%) jQuery
3 11 (11.83%) OOCSS
4 4 (4.30%) JSON
4 4 (4.30%) JSF
4 4 (4.30%) SVG
4 4 (4.30%) JavaBeans
4 4 (4.30%) D3.js
4 4 (4.30%) CSS3
4 4 (4.30%) Laravel
4 4 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (4.30%) Sass
4 4 (4.30%) LESS
4 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.30%) RESTful
4 4 (4.30%) HTML5
5 3 (3.23%) Web Services
5 3 (3.23%) Spring
6 2 (2.15%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) PDA
2 16 (17.20%) Clustering
3 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.30%) User Experience
6 4 (4.30%) Open Source
7 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Linux
2 18 (19.35%) Windows
3 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (18.28%) UNIX
3 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
3 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (18.28%) Windows 7
4 16 (17.20%) AIX
5 8 (8.60%) Android
6 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.66%) TDD
3 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.28%) Change Management
6 12 (12.90%) BDD
7 11 (11.83%) Security Testing
8 9 (9.68%) Web Development
9 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Test Management
9 8 (8.60%) Information Security
9 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.38%) Product Management
10 5 (5.38%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.38%) Android Development
10 5 (5.38%) Scrum
10 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.56%) SQL
1 34 (36.56%) Java
2 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.20%) PHP
4 15 (16.13%) Perl
5 13 (13.98%) Python
6 11 (11.83%) C++
7 4 (4.30%) C#
8 2 (2.15%) Ruby
9 1 (1.08%) C
9 1 (1.08%) VBScript
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) VBA
9 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 16 (17.20%) MCSE
2 16 (17.20%) MCSA
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.20%) MCITP
2 16 (17.20%) MCTS
3 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) Degree
5 7 (7.53%) ISEB
6 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.15%) VCP4
6 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
1 16 (17.20%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (26.88%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (17.20%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (16.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.20%) Citrix
2 16 (17.20%) Veritas
2 16 (17.20%) McAfee
2 16 (17.20%) VMware
3 5 (5.38%) HP
4 3 (3.23%) IBM
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle
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