Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 73 139 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.15% 8.16% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 9.10% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 77 49
Glasgow median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £309 £284 £268
90th Percentile £522 £530 £420
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.58% +187.04% -6.66%

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 1,248 1,527 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 88.07% 89.67% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 880 618
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £271 £256 £255
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 34
Glasgow median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -20.83% +57.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £40.41 £33.53
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% - +16.28%

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 November 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 16 November 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 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) QA
2 28 (38.36%) Selenium
3 27 (36.99%) Cucumber
4 26 (35.62%) BDD
4 26 (35.62%) Public Sector
5 25 (34.25%) Gherkin
6 24 (32.88%) WebDriver
7 23 (31.51%) Java
8 21 (28.77%) RESTful
9 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
10 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
10 19 (26.03%) Performance Testing
11 17 (23.29%) Load Testing
12 16 (21.92%) Service Management
13 15 (20.55%) JMeter
13 15 (20.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 15 (20.55%) Gatling
14 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
14 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
14 13 (17.81%) C#
15 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
16 11 (15.07%) Continuous Deployment
16 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
17 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
18 9 (12.33%) CRM
18 9 (12.33%) TDD
18 9 (12.33%) Finance
18 9 (12.33%) Technical Leadership

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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Confluence
3 2 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Azure
2 6 (8.22%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (6.85%) AWS
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Flow
3 5 (6.85%) Power Platform
4 3 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) npm
5 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.22%) dBASE
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.11%) Big Data
6 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.74%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.37%) DB2
7 1 (1.37%) HBase
7 1 (1.37%) Impala
7 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Selenium
2 27 (36.99%) Cucumber
3 24 (32.88%) WebDriver
4 15 (20.55%) Gatling
4 15 (20.55%) JMeter
5 8 (10.96%) JIRA
5 8 (10.96%) TeamCity
6 6 (8.22%) GitLab
7 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.11%) JUnit
9 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.74%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.37%) JBehave
10 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.37%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.37%) TestNG
General
1 26 (35.62%) Public Sector
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Electronics
3 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 24 (32.88%) QA Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) QA Leader
4 9 (12.33%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Tester
5 6 (8.22%) Digital Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) CRM Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) Gherkin
2 21 (28.77%) RESTful
3 8 (10.96%) React
4 6 (8.22%) .NET
4 6 (8.22%) HTML
4 6 (8.22%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (8.22%) Redux
5 5 (6.85%) CSS
6 4 (5.48%) REST
7 3 (4.11%) JSON
7 3 (4.11%) Spring
8 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) Kafka
8 2 (2.74%) Middleware
8 2 (2.74%) Node.js
8 2 (2.74%) Sass
8 2 (2.74%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.74%) XML
9 1 (1.37%) HATEOAS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (2.74%) User Experience
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
2 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) BDD
3 19 (26.03%) Performance Testing
4 17 (23.29%) Load Testing
5 16 (21.92%) Service Management
6 15 (20.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
9 11 (15.07%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.33%) CRM
11 9 (12.33%) TDD
11 9 (12.33%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (10.96%) Kanban
12 8 (10.96%) Microservices
12 8 (10.96%) Web Development
13 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (9.59%) Scrum
13 7 (9.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 13 (17.81%) C#
4 7 (9.59%) Clojure
4 7 (9.59%) Java 8
5 5 (6.85%) Python
5 5 (6.85%) SQL
6 2 (2.74%) Scala
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) Groovy
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.36%) QA
2 7 (9.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) HDFS
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Ansible
1 4 (5.48%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) HP
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 1 (1.37%) IBM