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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 114 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 1.05% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.34% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 12
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£406 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £294 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £377 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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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
2639 2161 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.37% 78.58% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1108 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 -6 14 £488 +31.75% 2
Glasgow -5 6 £359 +0.70% 2
Dundee - 4 £450 -
West Lothian -13 2 £381 +1.66%
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) Java
3 27 (48.21%) Selenium
4 26 (46.43%) SQL
5 20 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
7 17 (30.36%) WebDriver
7 17 (30.36%) BDD
8 14 (25.00%) Hudson
8 14 (25.00%) TDD
8 14 (25.00%) Maven
9 13 (23.21%) HTML
9 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
9 13 (23.21%) JIRA
10 12 (21.43%) Scrum
10 12 (21.43%) UNIX
11 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
11 11 (19.64%) Finance
11 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
12 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (17.86%) Open Source
12 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
13 9 (16.07%) Banking
13 9 (16.07%) Linux
14 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
14 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 8 (14.29%) RESTful
15 7 (12.50%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) Drupal
2 2 (3.57%) Node.js
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
1 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (48.21%) Selenium
2 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
3 17 (30.36%) WebDriver
4 14 (25.00%) Maven
4 14 (25.00%) Hudson
5 13 (23.21%) JIRA
6 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
6 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
7 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 7 (12.50%) Ant
9 6 (10.71%) Gradle
10 4 (7.14%) Artifactory
11 3 (5.36%) Calabash
11 3 (5.36%) Bower
11 3 (5.36%) Appium
11 3 (5.36%) WinRunner
11 3 (5.36%) TestDirector
11 3 (5.36%) JMeter
11 3 (5.36%) Xcode
12 2 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Front Office
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.93%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Test Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) HTML
2 8 (14.29%) RESTful
3 6 (10.71%) CSS
3 6 (10.71%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) Spring
4 4 (7.14%) JSON
5 3 (5.36%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) JSP
5 3 (5.36%) Sass
5 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.57%) Flask
6 2 (3.57%) .NET
6 2 (3.57%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) JSF
7 1 (1.79%) CSS3
7 1 (1.79%) Laravel
7 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.79%) D3.js
7 1 (1.79%) XML
7 1 (1.79%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) PDA
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) UNIX
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) Android
4 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) AIX
5 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (30.36%) BDD
4 14 (25.00%) TDD
5 12 (21.43%) Scrum
6 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.86%) Open Source
7 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Test Management
8 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.71%) Performance Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Kanban
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.93%) Android Development
9 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.93%) Fund Accounting
9 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 26 (46.43%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) Perl
5 3 (5.36%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) XPath
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.36%) MCTS
3 3 (5.36%) MCITP
3 3 (5.36%) MCSA
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.57%) Netcool
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) VMware
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix
3 3 (5.36%) Veritas
3 3 (5.36%) McAfee
4 2 (3.57%) Remedy
4 2 (3.57%) Opsware
4 2 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago