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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 16 8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian - 3.61% 11.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.69% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate - £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
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
40 64 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 86.96% 77.11% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 31
Average daily rate £395 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.14 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.40% -20.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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