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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 13 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 11.11% - 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.77% - 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
47 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 87.04% 78.69% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
Median daily rate £363 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston - 5 - -
Test Automation
Scotland

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Microservices
2 4 (50.00%) Angular 2
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DECT
1 1 (12.50%) RS-485
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Angular Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) Angular 2
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Microservices
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle