The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 127 130
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.75% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.12% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Median daily rate £388 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.82% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 - £37.50

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 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
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 £213 £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 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
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%  

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 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 +25 10 £413 -2.94% 1
Fife - 2 £300 -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (70.00%) Java
2 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (65.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) Subversion
5 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (35.00%) Maven
7 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (30.00%) OO
9 5 (25.00%) Python
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) C#
9 5 (25.00%) Scrum
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (20.00%) Spring
10 4 (20.00%) JSON
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (20.00%) SQL
10 4 (20.00%) OOP
11 3 (15.00%) CRM

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (65.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) Subversion
3 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (35.00%) Maven
5 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
9 2 (10.00%) MSTest
9 2 (10.00%) NUnit
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 1 (5.00%) Ant
10 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
10 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
10 1 (5.00%) Hudson
10 1 (5.00%) Protractor
10 1 (5.00%) TestNG
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) JSON
2 4 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 3 (15.00%) REST
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) OOD
8 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) CA Agile Central