Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 30 41
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 61 95 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.30% 6.08% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 6.99% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 36
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +9.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £278
90th Percentile £488 £480 £388
Scotland median daily rate £400 £376 £363
% change year-on-year +6.31% +3.79% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +92.59% -10.00% +15.72%

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 1,254 1,359 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 88.31% 86.95% 87.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 825 532
Glasgow median daily rate £418 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% +5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £239
90th Percentile £575 £528 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 12
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.50 £17.93 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.22% -15.40% -34.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.10 £14.49
90th Percentile £39.60 £35.00 £44.18
Scotland median hourly rate £23.06 £20.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% -9.78% -36.11%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019, 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 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) Java
3 26 (42.62%) Selenium
4 25 (40.98%) Spring
5 20 (32.79%) SQL
6 19 (31.15%) TDD
6 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
7 15 (24.59%) HTML
7 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (22.95%) Linux
8 14 (22.95%) Ansible
9 13 (21.31%) C#
9 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
9 13 (21.31%) Finance
9 13 (21.31%) QA
10 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (19.67%) REST
11 11 (18.03%) Web Services
12 10 (16.39%) Python
12 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
12 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
12 10 (16.39%) BDD
12 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (16.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (16.39%) Terraform
12 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure as Code
13 9 (14.75%) SDLC
13 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
13 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (14.75%) CSS

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 8 (13.11%) Confluence
1 8 (13.11%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.56%) Alfresco
2 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.92%) JBoss
3 3 (4.92%) Jetty
3 3 (4.92%) Mule
3 3 (4.92%) Mule ESB
3 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (16.39%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (6.56%) IaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) AMQP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.20%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Selenium
2 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
5 8 (13.11%) JIRA
6 7 (11.48%) JUnit
7 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
8 5 (8.20%) FitNesse
8 5 (8.20%) JMeter
9 4 (6.56%) Gatling
9 4 (6.56%) Ranorex
9 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
9 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
10 3 (4.92%) Appium
10 3 (4.92%) Calabash
10 3 (4.92%) Gradle
10 3 (4.92%) Maven
10 3 (4.92%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (4.92%) Subversion
10 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Automation Tester
2 12 (19.67%) Tester
3 11 (18.03%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Technical Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Java Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) Spring
2 15 (24.59%) HTML
3 12 (19.67%) REST
4 11 (18.03%) Web Services
5 9 (14.75%) CSS
6 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
6 8 (13.11%) Java EE
6 8 (13.11%) JSP
6 8 (13.11%) SOAP
7 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
7 7 (11.48%) Spring Boot
8 6 (9.84%) .NET
8 6 (9.84%) J2EE
8 6 (9.84%) RESTful
9 5 (8.20%) HTML5
9 5 (8.20%) JPA
9 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (8.20%) Spring MVC
10 4 (6.56%) React
11 3 (4.92%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.64%) AS400
3 1 (1.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) TDD
3 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (16.39%) BDD
4 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
5 9 (14.75%) SDLC
5 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (13.11%) DevOps
6 8 (13.11%) Scrum
7 7 (11.48%) CRM
7 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.84%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Refactoring
8 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (8.20%) Critical Thinking
9 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.20%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 13 (21.31%) C#
3 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) Java 8
6 3 (4.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Docker
2 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Ansible
2 10 (16.39%) Terraform
3 7 (11.48%) Puppet
4 4 (6.56%) Rancher
5 3 (4.92%) Cobbler
5 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) IBM
4 5 (8.20%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.92%) Charles River
5 3 (4.92%) Sybase
6 2 (3.28%) TIBCO