The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 149 130
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £359
% change year-on-year -6.66% +4.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  

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 2070 2727 2917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.61% 92.79% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1526 1516
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.93 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.70% -19.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Scotland

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Scotland

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Glasgow +11 3 £370 +13.84%
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Selenium
3 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
6 6 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) Subversion
7 5 (31.25%) Python
7 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
8 4 (25.00%) QA
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) JSON
9 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (18.75%) MySQL
9 3 (18.75%) SOAP
9 3 (18.75%) OO
9 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (18.75%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) REST
9 3 (18.75%) Kanban
10 2 (12.50%) Groovy
10 2 (12.50%) Investment Management

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) GitHub
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
4 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
4 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (31.25%) Subversion
6 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
7 2 (12.50%) MSTest
7 2 (12.50%) NUnit
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (6.25%) Ant
8 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
8 1 (6.25%) GitLab
8 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (6.25%) JIRA
8 1 (6.25%) Maven
8 1 (6.25%) Protractor
8 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
3 4 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Groovy
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft