The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 83 117 123
Rank change year-on-year +34 +6  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 24 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.38% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.60% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 7
Median daily rate £370 £410 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.79% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £355 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1458 2158 2332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.94% 83.35% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1209 1285
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 44
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +24.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Edinburgh +30 19 £373 -14.85% 4
Glasgow 0 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Fife 0 2 £320 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Java
3 17 (42.50%) Jenkins
4 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 16 (40.00%) Scrum
4 16 (40.00%) Selenium
5 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (30.00%) Maven
6 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 11 (27.50%) Spring
8 9 (22.50%) Linux
8 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Subversion
8 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (20.00%) TDD
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) J2EE
9 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.50%) Ant
10 7 (17.50%) Windows
10 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.00%) Python
11 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
11 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
12 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
12 5 (12.50%) AngularJS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (10.00%) Apache
1 4 (10.00%) CMS
1 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) LDAP
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.50%) DB2
4 3 (7.50%) SQLite
5 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Jenkins
2 16 (40.00%) Selenium
3 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (30.00%) Maven
4 9 (22.50%) Subversion
5 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (17.50%) Ant
7 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.00%) Hudson
8 4 (10.00%) JUnit
9 3 (7.50%) Concordion
9 3 (7.50%) Gradle
9 3 (7.50%) JBehave
9 3 (7.50%) JIRA
10 2 (5.00%) YouTrack
11 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
11 1 (2.50%) Calabash
11 1 (2.50%) Protractor
11 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Test Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Java Web Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum Master
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Spring
2 8 (20.00%) J2EE
3 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.00%) Backbone.js
4 4 (10.00%) Ember.js
4 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (10.00%) jQuery
4 4 (10.00%) JSON
4 4 (10.00%) React
4 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (7.50%) Node.js
5 3 (7.50%) Velocity
6 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (5.00%) JDBC
6 2 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Derivative
2 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.50%) Fintech
2 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Scrum
3 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (12.50%) User Stories
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) DevOps
9 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Requirements Management
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (10.00%) SDLC
9 4 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Perforce
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Apigee
4 1 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Reuters
4 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
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