The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 98 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.20% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.29% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2080 1730 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.39% 70.35% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 865 812
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.40 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Automation
UK

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 30 July 2014. 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
Glasgow +7 11 £356 - 3
West Lothian - 7 £375 -
Edinburgh -14 6 £315 -16.00% 3
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 31 (53.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (48.28%) Java
3 26 (44.83%) SQL
4 22 (37.93%) HP
5 20 (34.48%) ISTQB
6 18 (31.03%) UNIX
7 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 15 (25.86%) Oracle
9 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
10 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
10 13 (22.41%) .NET
10 13 (22.41%) HTML
11 12 (20.69%) Linux
12 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
12 11 (18.97%) JSP
13 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
13 10 (17.24%) C#
13 10 (17.24%) VBScript
13 10 (17.24%) VB
13 10 (17.24%) CRM
13 10 (17.24%) Selenium
13 10 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
14 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (13.79%) Windows XP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (3.45%) CICS
1 2 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Informix
1 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (17.24%) Selenium
3 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.07%) WinRunner
4 7 (12.07%) TestDirector
5 6 (10.34%) JIRA
6 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.45%) Grunt
8 2 (3.45%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Analyst
1 19 (32.76%) Test Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Tester
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Tester
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Test Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Automation Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Test Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Test Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
1 13 (22.41%) HTML
2 11 (18.97%) JSP
3 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.79%) Web Services
5 6 (10.34%) Java EE
6 5 (8.62%) Drools
7 3 (5.17%) JSON
8 2 (3.45%) OOCSS
8 2 (3.45%) jQuery
8 2 (3.45%) CSS
9 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) PDA
1 7 (12.07%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) UNIX
2 12 (20.69%) Linux
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.07%) AIX
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
2 10 (17.24%) CRM
3 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
4 8 (13.79%) SOA
5 7 (12.07%) Change Management
6 5 (8.62%) ETL
6 5 (8.62%) BDD
7 4 (6.90%) Functional Testing
7 4 (6.90%) User Stories
8 3 (5.17%) Use Case
8 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.17%) TDD
8 3 (5.17%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) Java
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.24%) C#
4 10 (17.24%) VBScript
4 10 (17.24%) VB
5 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
3 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (12.07%) MCSE
5 7 (12.07%) MCSA
5 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) MCTS
5 7 (12.07%) MCITP
6 6 (10.34%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) ISEB
8 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
1 7 (12.07%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.07%) Netcool
2 7 (12.07%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) HP
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.86%) Oracle
4 7 (12.07%) McAfee
4 7 (12.07%) Veritas
4 7 (12.07%) IBM
4 7 (12.07%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) VMware
5 6 (10.34%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat