Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 47 42
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 122 56 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 6.83% 4.19% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.73% 4.82% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 40
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £370 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +12.63% -6.14%
10th Percentile £283 £264 £269
90th Percentile £488 £398 £422
Scotland median daily rate £370 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.93
% change year-on-year - +7.72% -54.34%

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 1,578 1,161 1,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 88.35% 86.97% 85.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 623 611
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 11
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.68 £20.70 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.40% +47.82% -58.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.70 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.15 £38.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.45% -23.61% +37.30%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 77 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.82%) Java
3 48 (39.34%) Selenium
4 38 (31.15%) Spring
4 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
5 32 (26.23%) SQL
5 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
6 28 (22.95%) Hibernate
6 28 (22.95%) TDD
7 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
8 25 (20.49%) JIRA
8 25 (20.49%) Scrum
9 24 (19.67%) OO
9 24 (19.67%) QA
9 24 (19.67%) BDD
9 24 (19.67%) Jenkins
10 21 (17.21%) DevOps
10 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (17.21%) HTML
11 20 (16.39%) JPA
12 19 (15.57%) Kanban
12 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
13 18 (14.75%) Integration Testing
13 18 (14.75%) Ansible
14 17 (13.93%) Confluence
14 17 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (13.93%) RESTful
14 17 (13.93%) .NET
14 17 (13.93%) C#
14 17 (13.93%) Python

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 17 (13.93%) Confluence
2 13 (10.66%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.02%) JBoss
3 11 (9.02%) Jetty
3 11 (9.02%) WebLogic
3 11 (9.02%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.46%) Alfresco
4 3 (2.46%) Mule
4 3 (2.46%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.82%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) GemFire
5 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.10%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) PaaS
3 3 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) SaaS
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) AMQP
2 5 (4.10%) DHCP
2 5 (4.10%) DNS
3 4 (3.28%) DSL
4 1 (0.82%) Firewall
4 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.11%) MongoDB
3 14 (11.48%) NoSQL
4 12 (9.84%) Couchbase
4 12 (9.84%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.02%) Redis
5 11 (9.02%) Riak
6 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.10%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.46%) DB2
8 3 (2.46%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (39.34%) Selenium
2 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
3 25 (20.49%) JIRA
4 24 (19.67%) Jenkins
5 17 (13.93%) Eclipse
6 16 (13.11%) JUnit
7 12 (9.84%) FitNesse
8 10 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (8.20%) Vagrant
8 10 (8.20%) WebDriver
9 9 (7.38%) Maven
9 9 (7.38%) Zephyr
10 8 (6.56%) Appium
10 8 (6.56%) SpecFlow
11 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
11 7 (5.74%) Gradle
11 7 (5.74%) JProfiler
12 6 (4.92%) HP UFT
12 6 (4.92%) WinRunner
13 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Games
4 3 (2.46%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (42.62%) Developer
2 31 (25.41%) Java Developer
3 25 (20.49%) Analyst
3 25 (20.49%) Tester
4 22 (18.03%) Automation Tester
5 20 (16.39%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.10%) CRM Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Developer in Test
9 4 (3.28%) Test Automation Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Architect
10 3 (2.46%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (2.46%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.15%) Spring
2 28 (22.95%) Hibernate
3 21 (17.21%) HTML
4 20 (16.39%) JPA
5 17 (13.93%) .NET
5 17 (13.93%) RESTful
6 14 (11.48%) AngularJS
6 14 (11.48%) JMS
6 14 (11.48%) Kafka
6 14 (11.48%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (11.48%) Spring Boot
7 13 (10.66%) J2EE
8 12 (9.84%) HTML5
8 12 (9.84%) jQuery
9 11 (9.02%) REST
10 10 (8.20%) Gherkin
11 9 (7.38%) CSS
11 9 (7.38%) JSON
11 9 (7.38%) TIBCO EMS
11 9 (7.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) User Experience
2 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.92%) Clustering
3 6 (4.92%) PDA
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.64%) Wiki
8 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.02%) Linux
2 9 (7.38%) Windows
3 8 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.92%) AIX
4 6 (4.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Unix
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.95%) TDD
3 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
4 25 (20.49%) Scrum
5 24 (19.67%) BDD
5 24 (19.67%) OO
6 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (17.21%) DevOps
7 19 (15.57%) Kanban
8 18 (14.75%) Integration Testing
9 17 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 15 (12.30%) System Testing
11 15 (12.30%) User Stories
12 13 (10.66%) Multithreading
13 12 (9.84%) Concurrent Programming
13 12 (9.84%) Software Testing
14 11 (9.02%) Open Source
14 11 (9.02%) Regression Testing
14 11 (9.02%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.82%) Java
2 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 32 (26.23%) SQL
4 17 (13.93%) C#
4 17 (13.93%) Python
5 14 (11.48%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.02%) Java 8
6 11 (9.02%) Ruby
7 5 (4.10%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.64%) Korn
9 2 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) ES6
10 1 (0.82%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) Jython
10 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) ISEB
4 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.64%) PMP
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.82%) MCITP
7 1 (0.82%) MCSA
7 1 (0.82%) MCSE
7 1 (0.82%) MCTS
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.67%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) Docker
2 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) Ansible
2 15 (12.30%) Puppet
3 12 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.38%) Cobbler
5 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.10%) HP ALM
7 4 (3.28%) Terraform
8 1 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.82%) Graphite
8 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.82%) Icinga
8 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.82%) Netcool
8 1 (0.82%) Packer
8 1 (0.82%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.48%) IBM
2 14 (11.48%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) TIBCO
4 8 (6.56%) Informatica
4 8 (6.56%) VMware
5 7 (5.74%) Perforce
6 6 (4.92%) Citrix
6 6 (4.92%) HP
6 6 (4.92%) McAfee
6 6 (4.92%) Veritas
7 5 (4.10%) Ivanti
7 5 (4.10%) Sybase
8 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.64%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.82%) Apigee
9 1 (0.82%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.82%) Sencha
9 1 (0.82%) Splunk
9 1 (0.82%) Twitter