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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 8.33% 33.33% 8.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 38.89% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £98 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -64.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.43 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 8 18 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 66.67% 85.71% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
Median daily rate £400 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £98 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £14.43 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Dunfermline -1 1 - -
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (69.23%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.69%) TestNG
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
7 1 (7.69%) GitHub
7 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.69%) GitLab
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) TDD

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 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) GitLab
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) TestNG
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Software Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Verification Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB