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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 24 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 1.05% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 4
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £341 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
2541 2145 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.03% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1130 899
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £165.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 29 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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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 +1 13 £363 +15.07% 3
Dundee - 4 £450 -
Glasgow -3 2 £406 +14.03% 2
West Lothian -9 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire +2 1 £355 -5.33%
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Java
3 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 27 (42.86%) Selenium
4 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
5 18 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (26.98%) WebDriver
6 17 (26.98%) BDD
6 17 (26.98%) HP UFT
7 15 (23.81%) TDD
8 14 (22.22%) Maven
8 14 (22.22%) HTML
8 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 13 (20.63%) Hudson
10 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
10 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (17.46%) UNIX
11 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.46%) Scrum
11 11 (17.46%) JIRA
12 10 (15.87%) VMware
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.87%) Windows
12 10 (15.87%) Open Source
13 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (14.29%) Linux
13 9 (14.29%) Banking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) Drupal
2 2 (3.17%) Node.js
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) HTTP
1 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
3 17 (26.98%) WebDriver
3 17 (26.98%) HP UFT
4 14 (22.22%) Maven
5 13 (20.63%) Hudson
6 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 11 (17.46%) JIRA
8 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
9 8 (12.70%) Ant
10 6 (9.52%) WinRunner
10 6 (9.52%) TestDirector
10 6 (9.52%) Gradle
11 5 (7.94%) Bower
12 4 (6.35%) Appium
12 4 (6.35%) Calabash
12 4 (6.35%) JMeter
13 3 (4.76%) Xcode
13 3 (4.76%) Grunt
13 3 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (14.29%) Banking
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 7 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Tester
4 8 (12.70%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) HTML
2 8 (12.70%) CSS
2 8 (12.70%) RESTful
3 5 (7.94%) JSON
3 5 (7.94%) Sass
3 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.76%) HTML5
5 3 (4.76%) REST
5 3 (4.76%) CSS3
5 3 (4.76%) Laravel
5 3 (4.76%) JSP
5 3 (4.76%) SVG
5 3 (4.76%) JavaBeans
5 3 (4.76%) Spring
5 3 (4.76%) JSF
5 3 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (4.76%) D3.js
5 3 (4.76%) LESS
6 2 (3.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
2 6 (9.52%) PDA
3 5 (7.94%) User Experience
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) UNIX
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 9 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (11.11%) Android
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.52%) AIX
6 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (26.98%) BDD
4 15 (23.81%) TDD
5 11 (17.46%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
6 10 (15.87%) Open Source
7 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Test Management
9 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Change Management
10 6 (9.52%) Web Development
10 6 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.52%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (7.94%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) Java
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.94%) Perl
5 3 (4.76%) PHP
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VBA
7 1 (1.59%) XPath
7 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.70%) MCSE
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.52%) MCTS
3 6 (9.52%) MCITP
3 6 (9.52%) MCSA
4 5 (7.94%) Degree
5 4 (6.35%) ISEB
6 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (9.52%) Netcool
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
1 10 (15.87%) VMware
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
2 6 (9.52%) Veritas
2 6 (9.52%) McAfee
3 5 (7.94%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Remedy
4 2 (3.17%) Opsware
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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