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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 88 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.59% 1.36% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.65% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 22
Median daily rate £397 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.72% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1795 2659 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.70% 82.35% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1380 1174
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 40
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.16% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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
Edinburgh +13 17 £400 -11.11% 3
Fife - 5 - -
Glasgow +5 4 £382 +27.29% 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £350 -
Dundee -2 2 £100 -77.77%
Renfrewshire -28 2 £281 -16.71%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 33 (42.86%) SQL
1 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.56%) ISTQB
3 29 (37.66%) HP UFT
4 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
4 27 (35.06%) BDD
5 22 (28.57%) ISEB
6 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 21 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (24.68%) HTML
7 19 (24.68%) Java
7 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
7 19 (24.68%) Oracle
8 18 (23.38%) JIRA
9 17 (22.08%) Linux
9 17 (22.08%) Python
9 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.08%) User Stories
10 16 (20.78%) HP
10 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
10 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
11 15 (19.48%) .NET
11 15 (19.48%) Functional Testing
12 14 (18.18%) CRM
12 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (18.18%) VMware
13 13 (16.88%) QA
13 13 (16.88%) Windows
13 13 (16.88%) VB

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 4 (5.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) GIS
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) QGIS
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) HP UFT
2 18 (23.38%) JIRA
3 13 (16.88%) TestDirector
4 10 (12.99%) Selenium
4 10 (12.99%) WinRunner
5 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.49%) Bower
7 5 (6.49%) Subversion
8 4 (5.19%) Hudson
9 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.60%) Gradle
10 2 (2.60%) JUnit
10 2 (2.60%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.30%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Analyst
1 31 (40.26%) Test Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Tester
3 12 (15.58%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Automation Tester
7 7 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) GIS Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) HTML
2 15 (19.48%) .NET
3 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.79%) CSS
4 6 (7.79%) jQuery
4 6 (7.79%) Node.js
4 6 (7.79%) Sass
5 4 (5.19%) Spring
5 4 (5.19%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.90%) Flask
6 3 (3.90%) RESTful
7 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.60%) JPA
7 2 (2.60%) WebGL
8 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.30%) Java EE
8 1 (1.30%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Clustering
1 8 (10.39%) PDA
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.30%) EMV
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Linux
2 13 (16.88%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.69%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.39%) AIX
6 3 (3.90%) Android
6 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.90%) Unix
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) BDD
3 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.08%) User Stories
5 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
5 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
6 15 (19.48%) Functional Testing
7 14 (18.18%) CRM
7 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.99%) Test Management
10 9 (11.69%) Change Management
10 9 (11.69%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Defect Management
11 8 (10.39%) Kanban
11 8 (10.39%) Smoke Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
12 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
13 6 (7.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) SQL
2 19 (24.68%) Java
2 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.08%) Python
4 13 (16.88%) C#
4 13 (16.88%) VB
5 6 (7.79%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (6.49%) Perl
7 4 (5.19%) VBA
8 3 (3.90%) Scala
9 2 (2.60%) C
10 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) ISTQB
2 22 (28.57%) ISEB
3 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
5 13 (16.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (11.69%) MCSA
6 9 (11.69%) MCSE
6 9 (11.69%) MCTS
6 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (10.39%) Degree
7 8 (10.39%) MCITP
8 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) QA
2 10 (12.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.30%) SDET
3 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (10.39%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (10.39%) Netcool
3 4 (5.19%) Ansible
4 3 (3.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) Oracle
3 16 (20.78%) HP
4 14 (18.18%) VMware
5 9 (11.69%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) Veritas
6 8 (10.39%) Intel Security