The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 85 131 116
Rank change year-on-year +46 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.99% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.12% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £360 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £440 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year -8.57% +14.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1617 2446 2676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.77% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1339 1470
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 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 +27 6 £425 +6.25% 1
West Lothian +3 5 - -
Fife - 3 £313 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Cucumber
3 16 (59.26%) Selenium
4 14 (51.85%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) BDD
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) Python
7 10 (37.04%) QA
8 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Scrum
10 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
10 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
10 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (18.52%) GIS
10 5 (18.52%) QGIS
11 4 (14.81%) Agile Testing
12 3 (11.11%) User Stories
12 3 (11.11%) PostGIS
12 3 (11.11%) Ansible
12 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
12 3 (11.11%) Kanban
12 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
12 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
12 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
12 3 (11.11%) Finance
12 3 (11.11%) Validation
12 3 (11.11%) Migration
12 3 (11.11%) HP UFT

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) GIS
1 5 (18.52%) QGIS
2 3 (11.11%) Spatial Data
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Cucumber
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.41%) Protractor
5 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) JMeter
6 1 (3.70%) Maven
6 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.11%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
7 3 (11.11%) Kanban
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
7 3 (11.11%) Validation
8 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) TDD
9 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) HP
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft