The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 56 28
Rank change year-on-year +42 -28  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 3.13% 2.69% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.87% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £412 £265 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.47% -25.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 28 418 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 87.50% 93.72% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 279 52
Median daily rate £395 £321 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.05% -6.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 34 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £44.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Renfrewshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Renfrewshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Renfrewshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +37 1 £412 +55.47%
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft