Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 166 193
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 11 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 10
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -16.13% +12.32%
10th Percentile £282 £290 £302
90th Percentile £443 £403 £445
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +4.00% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £39.37 £29.00
% change year-on-year +23.19% +35.76% -78.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4807 4087 5876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.74% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2400 3042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £43.08 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Scotland

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Scotland

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Scotland

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -10 4 £395 +31.67% 1
Edinburgh -19 4 £388 +3.33%
Fife - 2 £335 -
West Lothian - 1 £220 -
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) SOLID
7 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (9.09%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (9.09%) User Stories
8 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (9.09%) Appium
8 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 1 (9.09%) Node.js
8 1 (9.09%) Big Data

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) Appium
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) SOLID
8 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (9.09%) CRM
8 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Open Source
8 1 (9.09%) Scrum
8 1 (9.09%) SDET
8 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Perfecto Mobile