The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Lothian region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.34% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 75.86% 77.55% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 23
Average daily rate £360 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Scotland

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Wireshark
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 1 (12.50%) JBehave
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 1 (12.50%) JBehave
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) HP
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