Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Fife
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 48.28% 20.97% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 56.00% 22.03% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Fife median daily rate £500 £275 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +8.37% +26.88%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £214
90th Percentile £564 £305 £299
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Fife median hourly rate £13.50 £14.46 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -58.44% -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.46 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% -52.58% -13.48%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Fife with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Fife
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25 59 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 86.21% 95.16% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 14
Fife median daily rate £435 £301 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.40% +1.26% +3.48%
10th Percentile £255 £216 £169
90th Percentile £561 £398 £433
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Fife median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% -52.95% +55.31%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.24 £16.94
90th Percentile £14.25 £37.85 £42.33
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Fife.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Fife

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Fife over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Fife.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Fife

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 Fife region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline +1 14 £500 +81.82%
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Fife region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) Visual Studio
3 9 (64.29%) SOLID
4 6 (42.86%) Concurrent Programming
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) C++
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) C
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
6 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Perl
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) XAML
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) WPF
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Verification Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Software Verification Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Principal Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Code First Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) SOLID
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Concurrent Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) SDET
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) C
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) XAML
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB