Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 33 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 132 75 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 7.69% 5.97% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 6.76% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 35
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £288 £294 £263
90th Percentile £538 £420 £465
Scotland median daily rate £388 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +1.97% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +214.81% -6.90% -52.46%

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 1,548 1,110 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 90.16% 88.31% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 621 493
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £213
90th Percentile £538 £506 £463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 21
Glasgow median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £34.05 £45.75
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +7.64%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018, 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 93 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (50.76%) Java
3 41 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (29.55%) Selenium
4 39 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 37 (28.03%) Jenkins
6 34 (25.76%) HTML
6 34 (25.76%) JIRA
7 33 (25.00%) SQL
8 31 (23.48%) Spring
9 28 (21.21%) REST
9 28 (21.21%) Analytics
10 26 (19.70%) Cucumber
10 26 (19.70%) TDD
10 26 (19.70%) CSS
11 24 (18.18%) Oracle
11 24 (18.18%) Spring Boot
12 23 (17.42%) OO
12 23 (17.42%) Scrum
13 22 (16.67%) Finance
13 22 (16.67%) BDD
14 21 (15.91%) HTML5
14 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
14 21 (15.91%) C#
15 20 (15.15%) React
15 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
16 19 (14.39%) Python
17 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
17 18 (13.64%) FitNesse
18 17 (12.88%) Software Engineering

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 11 (8.33%) Confluence
2 10 (7.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.30%) JBoss
4 7 (5.30%) Jetty
4 7 (5.30%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.30%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) Mule
6 3 (2.27%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.52%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.79%) PaaS
3 5 (3.79%) SaaS
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
6 1 (0.76%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) AMQP
2 1 (0.76%) DHCP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.33%) DB2
4 10 (7.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.82%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.06%) Couchbase
6 8 (6.06%) Hadoop
6 8 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.06%) Redis
7 7 (5.30%) Riak
8 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.52%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.76%) MySQL
10 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (29.55%) Selenium
2 37 (28.03%) Jenkins
3 34 (25.76%) JIRA
4 26 (19.70%) Cucumber
5 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
6 18 (13.64%) FitNesse
7 16 (12.12%) JUnit
8 15 (11.36%) JMeter
9 11 (8.33%) Gatling
9 11 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 10 (7.58%) SpecFlow
11 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (6.06%) Appium
12 8 (6.06%) JBehave
12 8 (6.06%) Maven
13 7 (5.30%) Calabash
14 6 (4.55%) Vagrant
15 4 (3.03%) NeoLoad
15 4 (3.03%) Subversion
15 4 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (50.00%) Developer
2 29 (21.97%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.67%) Tester
4 20 (15.15%) Automation Tester
5 14 (10.61%) Analyst
6 12 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (6.82%) React Developer
8 9 (6.82%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.06%) CRM Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Consultant
12 4 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.03%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.27%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 3 (2.27%) Java Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.76%) HTML
2 31 (23.48%) Spring
3 28 (21.21%) REST
4 26 (19.70%) CSS
5 24 (18.18%) Spring Boot
6 21 (15.91%) HTML5
7 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 20 (15.15%) React
8 16 (12.12%) RESTful
9 12 (9.09%) Hibernate
10 11 (8.33%) .NET
10 11 (8.33%) JMS
10 11 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (8.33%) Redux
11 10 (7.58%) CSS3
11 10 (7.58%) Enzyme
11 10 (7.58%) Jest
11 10 (7.58%) OAuth
11 10 (7.58%) OAuth2
11 10 (7.58%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.55%) User Experience
3 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.03%) Wiki
5 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) AS400
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) iSeries
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Linux
2 8 (6.06%) Unix
3 5 (3.79%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (21.21%) Analytics
4 26 (19.70%) TDD
5 23 (17.42%) OO
5 23 (17.42%) Scrum
6 22 (16.67%) BDD
7 17 (12.88%) Software Engineering
8 16 (12.12%) Kanban
8 16 (12.12%) Test Scripting
9 15 (11.36%) API Testing
9 15 (11.36%) ETL
9 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.61%) Software Delivery
11 13 (9.85%) OOP
11 13 (9.85%) Web Development
12 12 (9.09%) DevOps
12 12 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (9.09%) SDLC
13 11 (8.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (50.76%) Java
2 39 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 33 (25.00%) SQL
4 21 (15.91%) C#
5 19 (14.39%) Python
6 13 (9.85%) Ruby
7 11 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.33%) ES6
8 6 (4.55%) Java 8
9 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.03%) Korn
10 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.52%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.76%) C
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.76%) Perl
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) Varnish
3 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) Ansible
2 12 (9.09%) Puppet
3 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.55%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.52%) Terraform
7 1 (0.76%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) Rancher
Vendors
1 24 (18.18%) Oracle
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.33%) IBM
4 6 (4.55%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.79%) Informatica
6 3 (2.27%) Sybase
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe
7 2 (1.52%) Charles River
7 2 (1.52%) Omniture
7 2 (1.52%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.52%) Splunk
7 2 (1.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.76%) HP
8 1 (0.76%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee
8 1 (0.76%) Telerik
8 1 (0.76%) Twitter
8 1 (0.76%) Veritas