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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 87 87 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 41 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.77% 1.51% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.91% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 2
Average daily rate £318 £362 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +36.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £323 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.93 £95.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 20 £325 -10.95% 3
Renfrewshire +4 17 £305 -14.82%
Fife +5 4 £225 -
Glasgow +8 3 £325 -35.00% 3
East Ayrshire - 1 £325 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 65 (72.22%) SQL
2 64 (71.11%) Software Testing
3 56 (62.22%) HP UFT
4 53 (58.89%) HP Quality Center
5 50 (55.56%) Windows
6 48 (53.33%) WinRunner
7 47 (52.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (52.22%) Test Scripting
7 47 (52.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (51.11%) Windows 7
8 46 (51.11%) Active Directory
8 46 (51.11%) Change Management
8 46 (51.11%) Windows XP
9 45 (50.00%) MCSE
9 45 (50.00%) MCSA
9 45 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
9 45 (50.00%) TestDirector
9 45 (50.00%) MCTS
9 45 (50.00%) MCITP
10 44 (48.89%) VMware
11 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
12 40 (44.44%) PDA
12 40 (44.44%) VMware ESX
12 40 (44.44%) Clustering
12 40 (44.44%) Citrix
12 40 (44.44%) Netcool
12 40 (44.44%) Intel Security
12 40 (44.44%) Veritas
12 40 (44.44%) AIX

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (12.22%) JBoss
2 2 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
1 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.11%) Big Data
2 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.11%) HBase
2 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (62.22%) HP UFT
2 48 (53.33%) WinRunner
3 45 (50.00%) TestDirector
4 24 (26.67%) Selenium
5 15 (16.67%) JIRA
6 11 (12.22%) Firebug
6 11 (12.22%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.22%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.11%) Hudson
10 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.11%) Maven
10 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.11%) WatiN
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Front Office
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (64.44%) Analyst
1 58 (64.44%) Test Analyst
2 24 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 24 (26.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Tester
4 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) Web Services
2 11 (12.22%) Java EE
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
4 3 (3.33%) .NET
4 3 (3.33%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) REST
4 3 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) DHTML
6 1 (1.11%) DOM
6 1 (1.11%) JSON
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (44.44%) Clustering
1 40 (44.44%) PDA
2 25 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (55.56%) Windows
2 47 (52.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 47 (52.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 46 (51.11%) Windows XP
4 40 (44.44%) AIX
5 12 (13.33%) Unix
6 9 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (71.11%) Software Testing
2 47 (52.22%) Test Scripting
3 46 (51.11%) Change Management
4 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.78%) Defect Management
6 14 (15.56%) Scrum
7 13 (14.44%) User Stories
8 12 (13.33%) Kanban
9 11 (12.22%) SOA
10 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.89%) Test Management
12 6 (6.67%) Functional Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Manual Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Records Management
12 6 (6.67%) System Testing
13 5 (5.56%) BDD
13 5 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
13 5 (5.56%) Test Strategy
13 5 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 65 (72.22%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) Java
3 5 (5.56%) Python
4 4 (4.44%) Perl
5 3 (3.33%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (50.00%) MCITP
1 45 (50.00%) MCSA
1 45 (50.00%) MCSE
1 45 (50.00%) MCTS
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
3 33 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 23 (25.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 46 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 40 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 40 (44.44%) VMware ESX
3 11 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) Docker
4 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (58.89%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (44.44%) Netcool
3 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (48.89%) VMware
3 40 (44.44%) Citrix
3 40 (44.44%) Intel Security
3 40 (44.44%) Veritas
4 13 (14.44%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) Charles River
5 2 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
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