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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 15 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.62% - 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.43% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
53 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 91.38% 75.41% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 22
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Angular 2

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Angular Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Angular 2
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle