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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Scotland
Rank 73 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.10% 1.46% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.83% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 26
Median daily rate £350 £311 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% -19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £273 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
1377 2076 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.75% 79.60% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 1144 1155
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.71 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +20.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £47.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +25 28 £381 +20.07% 3
West Lothian - 5 - -
Glasgow +7 4 £350 +3.70% 1
Fife -1 2 £238 +5.55%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) BDD
3 27 (48.21%) Java
4 21 (37.50%) SQL
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (32.14%) Selenium
7 17 (30.36%) User Stories
8 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
8 15 (26.79%) JIRA
9 14 (25.00%) Spring
9 14 (25.00%) QA
9 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 13 (23.21%) Python
11 12 (21.43%) TDD
12 11 (19.64%) Scrum
12 11 (19.64%) AngularJS
13 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
13 10 (17.86%) Oracle
14 9 (16.07%) CSS
14 9 (16.07%) Linux
15 8 (14.29%) ISEB
15 8 (14.29%) GIS
15 8 (14.29%) HTML
15 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
15 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
15 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
16 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
16 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
16 7 (12.50%) ISTQB

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 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) GIS
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.36%) QGIS
4 3 (5.36%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.79%) JIRA
3 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.93%) Maven
5 5 (8.93%) Subversion
6 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.57%) JUnit
8 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.79%) Appium
9 1 (1.79%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (7.14%) Banking
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
1 20 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.14%) Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Expert
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) Spring
2 11 (19.64%) AngularJS
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
4 8 (14.29%) HTML
5 6 (10.71%) Angular 2
5 6 (10.71%) Spring Integration
5 6 (10.71%) Web Services
6 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.36%) J2EE
6 3 (5.36%) PostGIS
7 2 (3.57%) Node.js
7 2 (3.57%) XML
8 1 (1.79%) .NET
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) EMV
2 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) BDD
3 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (30.36%) User Stories
5 12 (21.43%) TDD
6 11 (19.64%) Scrum
7 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Microservices
10 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.14%) CRM
11 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.14%) Validation
12 3 (5.36%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Scala
5 2 (3.57%) XPath
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) ISEB
2 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) HND
6 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.57%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
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