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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 20.59% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.93% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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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 West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
27 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 79.41% 82.86% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 28
Average daily rate £375 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £7.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+460.00% -53.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 13 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) VBScript
2 7 (63.64%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
1 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) IBM