Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 27 May 2020 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 48 32
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 65 60 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 7.85% 4.19% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.29% 4.75% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 66
Median daily rate £425 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.96% +9.29%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £283
90th Percentile £514 £488 £480
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.31% +3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +140.74% -10.00%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 700 1,263 1,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 84.54% 88.26% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 782 825
Median daily rate £425 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +8.06% +4.73%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £528
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 26
Median hourly rate £20.18 £25.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.87% +42.22% -15.40%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.60 £35.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.13 £20.75
% change year-on-year +14.59% +11.45% -9.78%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Public Sector
3 22 (33.85%) AWS
4 21 (32.31%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (29.23%) Java
7 18 (27.69%) Linux
7 18 (27.69%) Selenium
8 17 (26.15%) DevOps
8 17 (26.15%) Terraform
9 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
10 14 (21.54%) Ansible
10 14 (21.54%) Ruby
11 12 (18.46%) Unix
11 12 (18.46%) Microservices
11 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (16.92%) Python
13 10 (15.38%) Regression Testing
13 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
14 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
14 9 (13.85%) BDD
14 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
14 9 (13.85%) Software Testing
14 9 (13.85%) JIRA
14 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
15 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
15 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
15 8 (12.31%) SQL
15 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.15%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.85%) AWS
2 8 (12.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.62%) IaaS
4 2 (3.08%) GCP
5 1 (1.54%) Azure
5 1 (1.54%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) DHCP
1 2 (3.08%) DNS
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
3 2 (3.08%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.54%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Selenium
2 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.85%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.69%) GitLab
6 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.62%) JMeter
8 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.08%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.08%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.54%) Gatling
9 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 23 (35.38%) Public Sector
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Games
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Tester
2 14 (21.54%) Test Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Tester
6 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Automation Tester
8 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Digital Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Scrum Master
11 2 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) React
2 5 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 5 (7.69%) REST
2 5 (7.69%) RESTful
3 4 (6.15%) Redux
4 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.08%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) Middleware
5 2 (3.08%) Spring
5 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.54%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
6 1 (1.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Equities
3 2 (3.08%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Unix
3 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (26.15%) DevOps
4 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (18.46%) Microservices
5 10 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 9 (13.85%) BDD
6 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (13.85%) Software Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
8 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.23%) User Stories
10 5 (7.69%) Kanban
10 5 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) Java
2 14 (21.54%) Ruby
3 11 (16.92%) Python
4 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.31%) SQL
6 5 (7.69%) Perl
7 4 (6.15%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) Java 8
8 3 (4.62%) C
8 3 (4.62%) Clojure
9 2 (3.08%) Scala
9 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.08%) VBScript
10 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (32.31%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (26.15%) Terraform
3 14 (21.54%) Ansible
4 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.62%) Puppet
4 3 (4.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) SaltStack
1 3 (4.62%) SAP
2 2 (3.08%) IBM
2 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.08%) Sybase
3 1 (1.54%) Citrix
3 1 (1.54%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle