Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 77 51 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.93% 4.57% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 5.51% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 36
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £379 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +16.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £254
90th Percentile £419 £468 £400
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1116 925 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 85.91% 82.81% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 490 739
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £225
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 24
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -42.24% +96.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.65 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 61 (79.22%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (62.34%) Java
3 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 41 (53.25%) SQL
5 33 (42.86%) Spring
6 32 (41.56%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (41.56%) Hibernate
7 30 (38.96%) NoSQL
8 26 (33.77%) OO
9 25 (32.47%) Git (software)
10 24 (31.17%) Subversion
11 23 (29.87%) Maven
12 22 (28.57%) Mercurial
12 22 (28.57%) Data Structures
12 22 (28.57%) Algorithms
13 21 (27.27%) Selenium
14 19 (24.68%) TDD
14 19 (24.68%) MongoDB
15 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
15 18 (23.38%) QA
16 17 (22.08%) HTML
16 17 (22.08%) BDD
17 16 (20.78%) Python
18 14 (18.18%) JIRA
18 14 (18.18%) Ruby
19 13 (16.88%) Scrum
19 13 (16.88%) C#
20 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
21 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
21 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing

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 10 (12.99%) Confluence
2 7 (9.09%) JBoss
2 7 (9.09%) Jetty
2 7 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Apache
4 3 (3.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.30%) Drupal
6 1 (1.30%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) IaaS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.30%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) AMQP
2 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) NoSQL
2 19 (24.68%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
4 7 (9.09%) Couchbase
4 7 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 7 (9.09%) Redis
4 7 (9.09%) Riak
5 5 (6.49%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Git (software)
2 24 (31.17%) Subversion
3 23 (29.87%) Maven
4 22 (28.57%) Mercurial
5 21 (27.27%) Selenium
6 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
7 14 (18.18%) JIRA
8 9 (11.69%) SpecFlow
9 7 (9.09%) FitNesse
9 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 7 (9.09%) JMeter
9 7 (9.09%) JUnit
9 7 (9.09%) TeamCity
9 7 (9.09%) Vagrant
10 6 (7.79%) Appium
10 6 (7.79%) Calabash
10 6 (7.79%) Gatling
10 6 (7.79%) JBehave
11 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
12 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.90%) Banking
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
1 3 (3.90%) Publishing
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (59.74%) Developer
2 33 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Tester
5 9 (11.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.79%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Technical Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) Spring
2 32 (41.56%) Hibernate
3 17 (22.08%) HTML
4 10 (12.99%) CSS
5 9 (11.69%) HTML5
5 9 (11.69%) RESTful
6 8 (10.39%) JMS
7 7 (9.09%) .NET
7 7 (9.09%) JPA
7 7 (9.09%) Kafka
7 7 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (7.79%) React
9 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.49%) Web Services
10 4 (5.19%) JSON
10 4 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (5.19%) REST
11 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 22 (28.57%) Data Structures
2 10 (12.99%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Unix
3 3 (3.90%) DC/OS
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) CentOS
4 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (79.22%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.56%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (33.77%) OO
4 19 (24.68%) TDD
5 17 (22.08%) BDD
6 13 (16.88%) Scrum
7 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
10 9 (11.69%) User Stories
11 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
12 7 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
12 7 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (9.09%) DSDM
12 7 (9.09%) Kanban
12 7 (9.09%) Multithreading
12 7 (9.09%) RUP
12 7 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 41 (53.25%) SQL
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 14 (18.18%) Ruby
6 13 (16.88%) C#
7 9 (11.69%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.19%) ES6
9 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.30%) XPath
10 1 (1.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Ansible
2 8 (10.39%) Puppet
3 7 (9.09%) Cobbler
3 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Brooklyn
4 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.90%) Marathon
4 3 (3.90%) Mesos
5 1 (1.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) IBM
2 7 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 6 (7.79%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.60%) Telerik
4 2 (2.60%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Informatica
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) RedGate
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase