Period
to 24 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 October 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
6 months to
24 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 188 190
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.061% 0.11% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.11% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Scotland median daily rate £370 £375 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +76.47% -48.80%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £206
90th Percentile £537 £464 £219
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +26.13% -7.50%

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 4664 4396 5831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 93.99% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2634 2570 2998
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -0.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £224 £238
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 118 129
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £9.98
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.23 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 October 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 -6 2 £370 +13.85%
Edinburgh -16 1 £550 +25.71% 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA