Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 33 30
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 140 75 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.32% 5.58% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.32% 6.33% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 47 49
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £261
90th Percentile £538 £411 £455
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £10.50 £14.46
% change year-on-year - -27.40% -52.58%

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 1,502 1,185 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 89.25% 88.10% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 626 586
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £219
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 17
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +45.45% -38.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £34.35 £44.10
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +52.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 99 (70.71%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (53.57%) Java
3 47 (33.57%) Selenium
4 46 (32.86%) JavaScript
5 43 (30.71%) Spring
6 37 (26.43%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (25.71%) JIRA
7 36 (25.71%) SQL
8 33 (23.57%) Jenkins
9 31 (22.14%) Cucumber
9 31 (22.14%) TDD
10 30 (21.43%) OO
10 30 (21.43%) Scrum
11 29 (20.71%) HTML
12 26 (18.57%) Spring Boot
13 25 (17.86%) Oracle
13 25 (17.86%) Hibernate
13 25 (17.86%) Kanban
14 24 (17.14%) Python
14 24 (17.14%) AngularJS
15 23 (16.43%) BDD
15 23 (16.43%) C#
15 23 (16.43%) QA
16 22 (15.71%) JUnit
17 21 (15.00%) Software Engineering
17 21 (15.00%) REST
17 21 (15.00%) DevOps
18 19 (13.57%) Analytics
18 19 (13.57%) RESTful
19 18 (12.86%) Git (software)

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 14 (10.00%) Confluence
2 13 (9.29%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.86%) JBoss
3 11 (7.86%) Jetty
3 11 (7.86%) WebLogic
3 11 (7.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.14%) CMS
6 3 (2.14%) Mule
6 3 (2.14%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.43%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.71%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.71%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.57%) PaaS
2 5 (3.57%) SaaS
3 3 (2.14%) Office 365
4 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) AMQP
2 3 (2.14%) DHCP
2 3 (2.14%) DNS
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 14 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 12 (8.57%) Couchbase
4 12 (8.57%) DB2
4 12 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 11 (7.86%) Redis
5 11 (7.86%) Riak
6 7 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.43%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (33.57%) Selenium
2 36 (25.71%) JIRA
3 33 (23.57%) Jenkins
4 31 (22.14%) Cucumber
5 22 (15.71%) JUnit
6 18 (12.86%) FitNesse
6 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
7 12 (8.57%) JMeter
7 12 (8.57%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.86%) TeamCity
9 10 (7.14%) Maven
9 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (7.14%) Vagrant
10 9 (6.43%) WebDriver
11 7 (5.00%) Eclipse
11 7 (5.00%) Gatling
12 6 (4.29%) Appium
12 6 (4.29%) JBehave
12 6 (4.29%) Subversion
13 5 (3.57%) Calabash
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
3 4 (2.86%) Games
4 3 (2.14%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (51.43%) Developer
2 42 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 22 (15.71%) Tester
4 18 (12.86%) Analyst
4 18 (12.86%) Automation Tester
5 14 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) CRM Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) React Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) Consultant
11 4 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
12 3 (2.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.71%) Spring
2 29 (20.71%) HTML
3 26 (18.57%) Spring Boot
4 25 (17.86%) Hibernate
5 24 (17.14%) AngularJS
6 21 (15.00%) REST
7 19 (13.57%) RESTful
8 18 (12.86%) HTML5
9 17 (12.14%) JPA
10 16 (11.43%) CSS
10 16 (11.43%) JMS
10 16 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (10.00%) .NET
11 14 (10.00%) Kafka
12 13 (9.29%) React
13 11 (7.86%) OAuth
14 10 (7.14%) J2EE
14 10 (7.14%) OAuth2
14 10 (7.14%) OpenID
15 9 (6.43%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) User Experience
2 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.29%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.14%) Clustering
5 3 (2.14%) PDA
6 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.43%) Wiki
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (4.29%) Windows
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
4 3 (2.14%) AIX
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (70.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.43%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (22.14%) TDD
4 30 (21.43%) OO
4 30 (21.43%) Scrum
5 25 (17.86%) Kanban
6 23 (16.43%) BDD
7 21 (15.00%) DevOps
7 21 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 19 (13.57%) Analytics
9 18 (12.86%) Test Scripting
10 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
11 15 (10.71%) Regression Testing
12 14 (10.00%) System Testing
13 13 (9.29%) Multithreading
13 13 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.29%) User Stories
14 12 (8.57%) Concurrent Programming
14 12 (8.57%) Deployment Automation
15 11 (7.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 75 (53.57%) Java
2 46 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 36 (25.71%) SQL
4 24 (17.14%) Python
5 23 (16.43%) C#
6 17 (12.14%) Ruby
7 14 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 11 (7.86%) Java 8
9 7 (5.00%) ES6
10 5 (3.57%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.43%) Korn
12 2 (1.43%) Perl
12 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.71%) C
13 1 (0.71%) Groovy
13 1 (0.71%) Jython
13 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.00%) Degree
3 6 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.86%) ISEB
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PMP
6 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.43%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Docker
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (12.14%) Ansible
2 14 (10.00%) Puppet
3 12 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.43%) Cobbler
5 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.14%) HP ALM
6 3 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.14%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.71%) Graphite
7 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.71%) Icinga
7 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.71%) Packer
7 1 (0.71%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) Oracle
2 16 (11.43%) IBM
3 15 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.14%) TIBCO
5 8 (5.71%) Informatica
6 5 (3.57%) Sybase
6 5 (3.57%) VMware
7 4 (2.86%) HP
7 4 (2.86%) Perforce
8 3 (2.14%) Citrix
8 3 (2.14%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.14%) McAfee
8 3 (2.14%) Splunk
8 3 (2.14%) Veritas
9 2 (1.43%) Adobe
9 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.43%) Omniture
9 2 (1.43%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.71%) CA
10 1 (0.71%) Telerik