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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 44 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.58% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 5
Average daily rate
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£390 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.93 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
2111 1725 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.58% 69.75% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 890 761
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Edinburgh +18 30 £400 +73.91% 2
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (34.67%) Java
4 24 (32.00%) SQL
4 24 (32.00%) HTML
5 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
6 21 (28.00%) ISTQB
7 20 (26.67%) TDD
7 20 (26.67%) UNIX
8 18 (24.00%) CSS
8 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
9 17 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (21.33%) Grunt
10 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
10 16 (21.33%) jQuery
10 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
11 15 (20.00%) Selenium
12 14 (18.67%) HP
12 14 (18.67%) Linux
12 14 (18.67%) Windows
12 14 (18.67%) Python
12 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (18.67%) Cucumber
13 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
13 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
13 13 (17.33%) Change Management
13 13 (17.33%) WinRunner
13 13 (17.33%) TestDirector

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (16.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (21.33%) Grunt
2 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
3 15 (20.00%) Selenium
4 14 (18.67%) Cucumber
5 13 (17.33%) WinRunner
5 13 (17.33%) TestDirector
6 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.67%) Hudson
7 2 (2.67%) JBehave
7 2 (2.67%) Calabash
7 2 (2.67%) Gradle
7 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.67%) Ant
7 2 (2.67%) Maven
8 1 (1.33%) JIRA
8 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.33%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.33%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (16.00%) Banking
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Test Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Test Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Web Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Tester
6 6 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Validation Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.67%) Big Data Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) HTML
2 18 (24.00%) CSS
3 16 (21.33%) jQuery
4 12 (16.00%) OOCSS
5 8 (10.67%) JSP
6 6 (8.00%) .NET
7 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.00%) Web Services
9 2 (2.67%) RESTful
9 2 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.33%) PDA
3 12 (16.00%) Clustering
4 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Open Source
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) UNIX
2 14 (18.67%) Linux
2 14 (18.67%) Windows
3 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.00%) AIX
5 4 (5.33%) Android
6 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) TDD
3 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
4 13 (17.33%) Change Management
4 13 (17.33%) Test Scripting
5 11 (14.67%) Security Testing
6 8 (10.67%) Information Security
7 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
8 6 (8.00%) BDD
8 6 (8.00%) CRM
9 5 (6.67%) Product Management
9 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.67%) Test Management
9 5 (6.67%) Web Development
10 4 (5.33%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.33%) Scrum
10 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) Java
2 24 (32.00%) SQL
3 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.67%) Python
5 12 (16.00%) Perl
5 12 (16.00%) PHP
5 12 (16.00%) C++
6 6 (8.00%) C#
6 6 (8.00%) VBScript
7 5 (6.67%) VB
8 2 (2.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
2 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.33%) Degree
4 12 (16.00%) MCTS
4 12 (16.00%) MCITP
4 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (16.00%) MCSE
4 12 (16.00%) MCSA
5 6 (8.00%) ISEB
6 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) VMware ESX
1 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (16.00%) Netcool
2 12 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) HP
3 12 (16.00%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) McAfee
3 12 (16.00%) Veritas
3 12 (16.00%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) Oracle
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
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