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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 94 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 54 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.37% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.73% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 21
Median daily rate £313 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £298 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £452 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £33.25 £180.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -81.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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
2479 2370 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.18% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1286 1099
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 28
Median hourly rate £37.75 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Renfrewshire -22 20 £271 -20.44%
Edinburgh -17 16 £350 -12.50% 1
Glasgow +12 15 £332 +2.15% 7
Stirling - 2 - -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 69 (69.70%) SQL
2 56 (56.57%) Software Testing
3 55 (55.56%) HP UFT
4 49 (49.49%) ISTQB
5 48 (48.48%) Test Scripting
5 48 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
6 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
7 44 (44.44%) VMware
8 43 (43.43%) Windows
9 41 (41.41%) WinRunner
10 40 (40.40%) Active Directory
10 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (40.40%) Change Management
10 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
11 38 (38.38%) Windows 7
11 38 (38.38%) MCTS
11 38 (38.38%) TestDirector
11 38 (38.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (38.38%) Windows XP
11 38 (38.38%) MCSE
11 38 (38.38%) MCSA
12 37 (37.37%) Citrix
12 37 (37.37%) Veritas
12 37 (37.37%) Hyper-V
13 36 (36.36%) MCITP
14 35 (35.35%) VMware ESX
14 35 (35.35%) Clustering
14 35 (35.35%) Netcool
14 35 (35.35%) Intel Security

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 11 (11.11%) JBoss
2 6 (6.06%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) HTTP
1 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
1 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.01%) HBase
5 1 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 41 (41.41%) WinRunner
3 38 (38.38%) TestDirector
4 28 (28.28%) Selenium
5 20 (20.20%) JIRA
6 12 (12.12%) SoapUI
7 11 (11.11%) Firebug
8 9 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.04%) Bower
11 4 (4.04%) Hudson
11 4 (4.04%) Subversion
12 2 (2.02%) Robot Framework
13 1 (1.01%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
13 1 (1.01%) JMeter
13 1 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (1.01%) Protractor
13 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (60.61%) Analyst
1 60 (60.61%) Test Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) Tester
4 9 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Automation Tester
5 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Tester
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) HTML
2 14 (14.14%) Web Services
3 11 (11.11%) Java EE
4 10 (10.10%) .NET
4 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.06%) CSS
6 5 (5.05%) Sass
7 4 (4.04%) Flask
7 4 (4.04%) jQuery
7 4 (4.04%) SOAP
8 3 (3.03%) REST
8 3 (3.03%) XML
9 2 (2.02%) DHTML
9 2 (2.02%) DOM
10 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.01%) JSON
10 1 (1.01%) LAMP
10 1 (1.01%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 35 (35.35%) Clustering
2 32 (32.32%) PDA
3 24 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.43%) Windows
2 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2003
2 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (38.38%) Windows 7
3 38 (38.38%) Windows XP
4 35 (35.35%) AIX
5 18 (18.18%) Linux
6 12 (12.12%) Unix
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.57%) Software Testing
2 48 (48.48%) Test Scripting
3 40 (40.40%) Change Management
4 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (18.18%) Scrum
6 17 (17.17%) User Stories
7 15 (15.15%) Kanban
8 14 (14.14%) BDD
8 14 (14.14%) Defect Management
9 12 (12.12%) Manual Testing
10 11 (11.11%) SOA
10 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.09%) CRM
12 9 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 6 (6.06%) Test Management
14 5 (5.05%) Project Management
14 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
15 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
15 4 (4.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (69.70%) SQL
2 21 (21.21%) Java
3 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.13%) C#
5 11 (11.11%) Python
6 9 (9.09%) Perl
6 9 (9.09%) VB
7 4 (4.04%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.02%) VBScript
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (49.49%) ISTQB
2 38 (38.38%) MCSA
2 38 (38.38%) MCSE
2 38 (38.38%) MCTS
2 38 (38.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
3 36 (36.36%) MCITP
4 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.11%) ISEB
5 11 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (40.40%) Active Directory
2 37 (37.37%) Hyper-V
3 35 (35.35%) VMware ESX
4 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.01%) Docker
5 1 (1.01%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 48 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (35.35%) McAfee ePO
2 35 (35.35%) Netcool
3 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 44 (44.44%) VMware
3 37 (37.37%) Citrix
3 37 (37.37%) Veritas
4 35 (35.35%) Intel Security
5 23 (23.23%) Oracle
6 12 (12.12%) HP
7 2 (2.02%) Charles River
7 2 (2.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) SAP
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £30000 per annum + Pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago