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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 92 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 40 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.06% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.44% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 8
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£375 £378 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £230 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.86% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
2310 1945 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.16% 73.73% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1248 1066 916
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 29 22
Average hourly rate £30.25 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 -3 22 £400 +45.45% 4
Glasgow +2 8 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire 0 3 £355 -6.08%
West Lothian -7 3 £381 -4.68%
Dundee - 2 - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 47 (57.32%) SQL
2 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.37%) Selenium
3 29 (35.37%) Java
4 27 (32.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (32.93%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 24 (29.27%) HTML
6 22 (26.83%) Software Testing
6 22 (26.83%) BDD
7 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
7 21 (25.61%) Windows
8 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
8 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
8 20 (24.39%) TDD
8 20 (24.39%) Maven
9 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
10 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
10 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (21.95%) Change Management
10 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (21.95%) PDA
10 18 (21.95%) ISTQB
10 18 (21.95%) WinRunner
10 18 (21.95%) TestDirector
10 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (21.95%) Windows XP
10 18 (21.95%) CSS
11 17 (20.73%) AIX
11 17 (20.73%) MCSE

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.66%) CMS
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (35.37%) Selenium
2 27 (32.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
4 20 (24.39%) Maven
5 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
6 18 (21.95%) WinRunner
6 18 (21.95%) TestDirector
7 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
8 15 (18.29%) JIRA
9 14 (17.07%) Hudson
10 13 (15.85%) Ant
10 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
11 10 (12.20%) Grunt
12 8 (9.76%) Gradle
13 6 (7.32%) Artifactory
14 5 (6.10%) Calabash
14 5 (6.10%) Robotium
14 5 (6.10%) Appium
14 5 (6.10%) Robolectric
15 4 (4.88%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Test Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Test Manager
4 7 (8.54%) Tester
4 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.66%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) HTML
2 18 (21.95%) CSS
3 8 (9.76%) RESTful
4 7 (8.54%) JSON
5 6 (7.32%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) jQuery
6 5 (6.10%) JSP
7 4 (4.88%) SVG
7 4 (4.88%) JavaBeans
7 4 (4.88%) Spring
7 4 (4.88%) JSF
7 4 (4.88%) HTML5
7 4 (4.88%) D3.js
7 4 (4.88%) Sass
7 4 (4.88%) LESS
7 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.88%) CSS3
7 4 (4.88%) Laravel
7 4 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (3.66%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) PDA
2 17 (20.73%) Clustering
3 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.98%) Open Source
5 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.88%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 18 (21.95%) Windows XP
2 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 17 (20.73%) AIX
4 13 (15.85%) Linux
4 13 (15.85%) UNIX
5 11 (13.41%) Android
6 6 (7.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.83%) Software Testing
2 22 (26.83%) BDD
3 20 (24.39%) TDD
3 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (21.95%) Change Management
5 11 (13.41%) Unit Testing
6 8 (9.76%) Test Management
6 8 (9.76%) Web Development
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) Android Development
7 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.32%) OOD
8 6 (7.32%) Fund Accounting
8 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.10%) Software Architecture
9 5 (6.10%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) SQL
2 29 (35.37%) Java
3 24 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.88%) Perl
4 4 (4.88%) PHP
4 4 (4.88%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
5 1 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) VBA
5 1 (1.22%) Python
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) ISTQB
2 17 (20.73%) MCSE
2 17 (20.73%) MCSA
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (20.73%) MCTS
2 17 (20.73%) MCITP
3 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) ISEB
5 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) VMware ESX
1 17 (20.73%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (32.93%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (20.73%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (19.51%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.73%) Citrix
2 17 (20.73%) Veritas
2 17 (20.73%) McAfee
2 17 (20.73%) VMware
3 3 (3.66%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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