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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 47 51 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.96% 0.52% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.62% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 487 695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 85.09% 84.70% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 269 406
Median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
4 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) Microservices
4 4 (50.00%) Angular 2
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) Angular 2
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Microservices
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism