The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 64 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.90% 0.99% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.06% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £310 £332 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% -17.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 627 663 875
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.57% 94.18% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 382 454
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 25
Median hourly rate £15.75 £9.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.73% -73.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £13.00 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Glasgow

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Glasgow

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
4 3 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Spring
6 1 (12.50%) Maven
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) TestRail
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA