Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 32 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 82 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 6.91% 4.86% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 5.82% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 41 32
Glasgow median daily rate £380 £350 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +8.95% -8.21%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £216
90th Percentile £425 £450 £400
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50

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 1,022 876 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.17% 83.51% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 454 630
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £213 £206
90th Percentile £500 £475 £476
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 12
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.69% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £13.28
90th Percentile £36.00 £48.73 £48.28
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% -40.00% +43.23%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 54 (65.85%) Java
1 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.78%) SQL
3 39 (47.56%) Selenium
4 34 (41.46%) Cucumber
5 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
6 28 (34.15%) Hibernate
6 28 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (34.15%) Spring
7 26 (31.71%) NoSQL
8 25 (30.49%) Gherkin
9 22 (26.83%) BDD
10 21 (25.61%) Subversion
10 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
11 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
11 20 (24.39%) OO
12 19 (23.17%) Regression Testing
12 19 (23.17%) Maven
13 18 (21.95%) JIRA
13 18 (21.95%) Mercurial
13 18 (21.95%) TDD
13 18 (21.95%) Data Structures
13 18 (21.95%) Algorithms
14 17 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (19.51%) MongoDB
16 15 (18.29%) User Experience
16 15 (18.29%) QA
16 15 (18.29%) Scrum
17 14 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
18 13 (15.85%) Appium

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 13 (15.85%) Confluence
2 7 (8.54%) JBoss
2 7 (8.54%) Jetty
2 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.54%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.54%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.10%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.22%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) IaaS
2 4 (4.88%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) DSL
2 7 (8.54%) AMQP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.71%) NoSQL
2 16 (19.51%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.54%) Couchbase
3 7 (8.54%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.54%) Redis
3 7 (8.54%) Riak
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.32%) Big Data
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Power BI
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (47.56%) Selenium
2 34 (41.46%) Cucumber
3 21 (25.61%) Subversion
4 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
5 19 (23.17%) Maven
6 18 (21.95%) JIRA
6 18 (21.95%) Mercurial
7 13 (15.85%) Appium
7 13 (15.85%) Eclipse
7 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
7 13 (15.85%) Zephyr
8 12 (14.63%) SpecFlow
9 7 (8.54%) FitNesse
9 7 (8.54%) Vagrant
10 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (14.63%) Retail
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (43.90%) Developer
2 28 (34.15%) Java Developer
3 22 (26.83%) Tester
4 18 (21.95%) Automation Tester
5 17 (20.73%) Analyst
5 17 (20.73%) Test Analyst
6 10 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.88%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Scrum Master
10 2 (2.44%) Agile Scrum Master
10 2 (2.44%) Java Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.22%) Build and Release Engineer
11 1 (1.22%) Cloud Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Test Automation Developer
11 1 (1.22%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.15%) Hibernate
1 28 (34.15%) Spring
2 25 (30.49%) Gherkin
3 12 (14.63%) HTML
4 8 (9.76%) HTML5
4 8 (9.76%) JMS
5 7 (8.54%) JPA
5 7 (8.54%) Kafka
5 7 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (8.54%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (8.54%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (6.10%) CSS
7 4 (4.88%) Web Services
8 3 (3.66%) .NET
8 3 (3.66%) REST
9 2 (2.44%) HATEOAS
9 2 (2.44%) OAuth2
9 2 (2.44%) React
9 2 (2.44%) Velocity
10 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Algorithms
1 18 (21.95%) Data Structures
2 15 (18.29%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Unix
3 2 (2.44%) DC/OS
4 1 (1.22%) CentOS
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (26.83%) BDD
4 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
5 20 (24.39%) OO
6 19 (23.17%) Regression Testing
7 18 (21.95%) TDD
8 17 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (18.29%) Scrum
10 14 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
11 12 (14.63%) CRM
12 10 (12.20%) Kanban
13 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
14 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
14 8 (9.76%) Multithreading
15 7 (8.54%) Concurrent Programming
15 7 (8.54%) DSDM
15 7 (8.54%) RUP
15 7 (8.54%) System Testing
15 7 (8.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 54 (65.85%) Java
2 40 (48.78%) SQL
3 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.63%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) Python
6 8 (9.76%) Ruby
7 7 (8.54%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) XPath
10 1 (1.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Ansible
1 8 (9.76%) Puppet
2 7 (8.54%) Cobbler
2 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Brooklyn
4 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.44%) Marathon
4 2 (2.44%) Mesos
5 1 (1.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) IBM
2 7 (8.54%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.66%) HP
5 2 (2.44%) Telerik
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.22%) RedGate