Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 91 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.94% 3.81% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 4.35% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 33
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £278 £251
90th Percentile £483 £388 £413
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -9.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.96
% change year-on-year -10.00% +15.72% -57.50%

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 1,325 989 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.54% 87.52% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 526 578
Glasgow median daily rate £389 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £206
90th Percentile £525 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 8
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.93 £27.45 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.67% -15.55% +27.45%
10th Percentile £10.06 £14.49 £13.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.23 £40.26
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -48.61% +32.11%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 47 (51.65%) Java
2 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (46.15%) Selenium
4 33 (36.26%) Cucumber
5 29 (31.87%) Gherkin
5 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
6 28 (30.77%) SQL
7 27 (29.67%) Eclipse
8 25 (27.47%) JIRA
9 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
10 22 (24.18%) Confluence
11 20 (21.98%) Apple iOS
11 20 (21.98%) Zephyr
11 20 (21.98%) Appium
11 20 (21.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (20.88%) User Experience
12 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
13 18 (19.78%) CRM
14 17 (18.68%) C#
14 17 (18.68%) Regression Testing
14 17 (18.68%) Spring
14 17 (18.68%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (17.58%) Retail
16 15 (16.48%) DSL
17 14 (15.38%) BDD
17 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (14.29%) User Stories
18 13 (14.29%) TDD
18 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.29%) OO

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 22 (24.18%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) Alfresco
3 2 (2.20%) JBoss
3 2 (2.20%) Jetty
3 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) Office 365
4 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) DSL
2 4 (4.40%) DHCP
2 4 (4.40%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) AMQP
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.10%) Power BI
4 1 (1.10%) Redis
4 1 (1.10%) Riak
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (46.15%) Selenium
2 33 (36.26%) Cucumber
3 27 (29.67%) Eclipse
4 25 (27.47%) JIRA
5 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
6 20 (21.98%) Appium
6 20 (21.98%) Zephyr
7 11 (12.09%) SpecFlow
8 10 (10.99%) JUnit
9 8 (8.79%) HP UFT
10 7 (7.69%) Gradle
10 7 (7.69%) JProfiler
11 5 (5.49%) Subversion
11 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (5.49%) WinRunner
12 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
13 3 (3.30%) Maven
13 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
13 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
14 2 (2.20%) JMeter
General
1 16 (17.58%) Retail
2 6 (6.59%) Games
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Developer
2 26 (28.57%) Analyst
2 26 (28.57%) Tester
3 24 (26.37%) Automation Tester
3 24 (26.37%) Test Analyst
4 14 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 13 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Scrum Master
7 5 (5.49%) Developer in Test
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Architect
8 3 (3.30%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.20%) .NET Applications Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Senior Web Applications Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.87%) Gherkin
2 17 (18.68%) Spring
3 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
3 11 (12.09%) Hibernate
3 11 (12.09%) jQuery
4 9 (9.89%) HTML
4 9 (9.89%) J2EE
4 9 (9.89%) JPA
4 9 (9.89%) JSON
4 9 (9.89%) RESTful
4 9 (9.89%) XML
5 8 (8.79%) .NET
5 8 (8.79%) Ajax
5 8 (8.79%) XSLT
6 7 (7.69%) CSS
6 7 (7.69%) Spring Boot
7 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.40%) HTML5
8 4 (4.40%) REST
9 3 (3.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) User Experience
2 5 (5.49%) Clustering
2 5 (5.49%) PDA
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) AIX
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
3 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
3 20 (21.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (19.78%) CRM
5 17 (18.68%) Regression Testing
5 17 (18.68%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (15.38%) BDD
6 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (14.29%) OO
7 13 (14.29%) TDD
7 13 (14.29%) User Stories
8 11 (12.09%) Scrum
9 10 (10.99%) DevOps
9 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
10 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.79%) Kanban
12 7 (7.69%) ATDD
12 7 (7.69%) RAD
13 6 (6.59%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.65%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) SQL
3 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.68%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) Java 8
5 4 (4.40%) Python
5 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) Scala
7 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) ISEB
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
5 1 (1.10%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) MCTS
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Ansible
2 6 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.49%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.49%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) HP ALM
4 4 (4.40%) Terraform
5 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.10%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.10%) Graphite
6 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.10%) Icinga
6 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.10%) Netcool
6 1 (1.10%) Packer
6 1 (1.10%) PingFederate
6 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) HP
2 7 (7.69%) Perforce
3 6 (6.59%) VMware
4 5 (5.49%) Citrix
4 5 (5.49%) McAfee
4 5 (5.49%) Veritas
5 4 (4.40%) Ivanti
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle
6 3 (3.30%) Sybase
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 1 (1.10%) Apigee
8 1 (1.10%) CA
8 1 (1.10%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.10%) Splunk
8 1 (1.10%) Telerik
8 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.10%) Twitter