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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 96 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.93% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 6
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£375 £351 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +15.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £325 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 9 £375 - 1
Glasgow -5 9 £350 +3.70% 2
West Lothian - 6 £375 -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (47.27%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) HP
4 19 (34.55%) SQL
4 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
5 17 (30.91%) UNIX
6 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
8 13 (23.64%) HTML
8 13 (23.64%) .NET
8 13 (23.64%) Oracle
8 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
9 11 (20.00%) JSP
9 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.18%) C#
10 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 10 (18.18%) VB
10 10 (18.18%) Linux
10 10 (18.18%) CRM
10 10 (18.18%) Selenium
10 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (16.36%) VBScript
12 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
13 7 (12.73%) Finance
13 7 (12.73%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (3.64%) CMS
1 2 (3.64%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Big Data
2 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (18.18%) Selenium
2 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 5 (9.09%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.64%) Grunt
4 2 (3.64%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.82%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.82%) JBehave
5 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
1 20 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Tester
3 8 (14.55%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Technical Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.27%) Automation Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Test Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) HTML
1 13 (23.64%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) JSP
3 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.09%) Java EE
5 4 (7.27%) Drools
5 4 (7.27%) Web Services
6 2 (3.64%) OOCSS
6 2 (3.64%) jQuery
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (9.09%) PDA
3 2 (3.64%) Open Source
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) Firmware
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) UNIX
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) AIX
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) CRM
2 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) SOA
6 5 (9.09%) ETL
6 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Test Management
7 4 (7.27%) TDD
8 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Information Security
8 3 (5.45%) Validation
8 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) VB
5 9 (16.36%) VBScript
6 5 (9.09%) Python
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) Perl
7 4 (7.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
2 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
4 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) Degree
6 5 (9.09%) MCSE
6 5 (9.09%) MCSA
6 5 (9.09%) ISEB
6 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (9.09%) MCTS
6 5 (9.09%) MCITP
7 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.09%) Netcool
2 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) HP
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) JBoss
4 5 (9.09%) McAfee
4 5 (9.09%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Veritas
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
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