The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 19 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 2.11% 13.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 16.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
Test Automation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
77 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 81.05% 83.78% 87.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 38
Average daily rate £330 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £7.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +460.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the West Lothian region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

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 West Lothian region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -12 2 £375 -
Test Automation
Scotland

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (83.33%) RESTful
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Ant
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) XPath
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (16.67%) SOA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA