Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 330 274 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.03% 5.82% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 6.74% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 169 104
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.01% +14.62%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £257
90th Percentile £525 £519 £463
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £13.46 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.98% -7.16% -12.12%
10th Percentile £15.35 £11.48 £14.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £22.63 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -1.58%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,123 4,063 3,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.84% 86.37% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 2,354 1,853
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £244
90th Percentile £563 £547 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 88 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.22 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.32 £38.96 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Edinburgh +5 160 £425 +6.25% 49
Glasgow +1 118 £400 +6.67% 19
West Lothian +7 14 £288 -23.33% 5
Renfrewshire - 8 £283 - 1
Fife 0 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Dundee +2 3 £339 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 £375 -
Stirling +2 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 223 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (48.48%) Java
3 93 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (27.88%) JavaScript
5 87 (26.36%) Selenium
6 85 (25.76%) HTML
7 82 (24.85%) SQL
8 74 (22.42%) Jenkins
9 73 (22.12%) TDD
10 68 (20.61%) BDD
11 67 (20.30%) CSS
12 65 (19.70%) JIRA
13 64 (19.39%) Spring
14 63 (19.09%) Finance
14 63 (19.09%) Git (software)
15 60 (18.18%) Scrum
16 57 (17.27%) Cucumber
17 56 (16.97%) HTML5
17 56 (16.97%) REST
18 54 (16.36%) Oracle
18 54 (16.36%) C#
18 54 (16.36%) AngularJS
19 51 (15.45%) Python
20 49 (14.85%) JUnit
21 47 (14.24%) React
22 40 (12.12%) DevOps
22 40 (12.12%) Linux
23 39 (11.82%) OO
24 38 (11.52%) Functional Testing
25 37 (11.21%) JMeter

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.67%) Confluence
2 15 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (2.73%) JBoss
5 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.52%) Apache
6 5 (1.52%) Jetty
6 5 (1.52%) Mule
6 5 (1.52%) Mule ESB
6 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.91%) CMS
9 2 (0.61%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.52%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.73%) SaaS
4 7 (2.12%) Office 365
5 5 (1.52%) BrowserStack
5 5 (1.52%) GitHub
6 4 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.91%) IaaS
7 3 (0.91%) npm
7 3 (0.91%) PaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Apigee
8 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.61%) Yarn
9 1 (0.30%) Heroku
9 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.73%) AMQP
3 7 (2.12%) DHCP
3 7 (2.12%) DNS
4 4 (1.21%) HTTP
5 3 (0.91%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) MQTT
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.39%) Relational Database
2 28 (8.48%) MongoDB
3 25 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 25 (7.58%) RDBMS
4 24 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 18 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.85%) MySQL
7 13 (3.94%) DB2
8 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.21%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.21%) Redis
11 3 (0.91%) Riak
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.61%) Flink
12 2 (0.61%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (26.36%) Selenium
2 74 (22.42%) Jenkins
3 65 (19.70%) JIRA
4 63 (19.09%) Git (software)
5 57 (17.27%) Cucumber
6 49 (14.85%) JUnit
7 37 (11.21%) JMeter
8 26 (7.88%) TeamCity
9 21 (6.36%) Gatling
10 20 (6.06%) FitNesse
11 19 (5.76%) HP UFT
12 18 (5.45%) Appium
12 18 (5.45%) Protractor
13 17 (5.15%) Maven
14 15 (4.55%) SoapUI
15 14 (4.24%) SpecFlow
16 13 (3.94%) Subversion
16 13 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (3.33%) JBehave
18 10 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (19.09%) Finance
2 33 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (3.33%) Games
4 7 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.91%) Electronics
5 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.61%) Front Office
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (43.64%) Developer
2 55 (16.67%) Analyst
2 55 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 50 (15.15%) Tester
4 47 (14.24%) Test Analyst
5 40 (12.12%) Automation Tester
6 31 (9.39%) Senior Developer
7 26 (7.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 25 (7.58%) Test Engineer
9 22 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (6.36%) React Developer
11 20 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (5.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 13 (3.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 13 (3.94%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.94%) Test Automation Engineer
13 13 (3.94%) Test Leader
14 11 (3.33%) Node.js Developer
15 10 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (2.73%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.76%) HTML
2 67 (20.30%) CSS
3 64 (19.39%) Spring
4 56 (16.97%) HTML5
4 56 (16.97%) REST
5 54 (16.36%) AngularJS
6 47 (14.24%) React
7 30 (9.09%) SOAP
7 30 (9.09%) Web Services
8 28 (8.48%) RESTful
9 26 (7.88%) CSS3
10 25 (7.58%) Spring Boot
11 22 (6.67%) Node.js
12 17 (5.15%) Apache Camel
12 17 (5.15%) JSON
12 17 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (4.55%) MEAN Stack
13 15 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (4.24%) OpenID
14 14 (4.24%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (3.64%) User Experience
3 9 (2.73%) Data Structures
3 9 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.12%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.12%) Clustering
5 7 (2.12%) PDA
6 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.21%) Wiki
8 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) Replication
9 2 (0.61%) Blog
9 2 (0.61%) Equities
10 1 (0.30%) Handset
10 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.12%) Linux
2 21 (6.36%) Unix
3 17 (5.15%) Windows
4 8 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.12%) AIX
5 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.61%) Android
7 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (22.12%) TDD
4 68 (20.61%) BDD
5 60 (18.18%) Scrum
6 40 (12.12%) DevOps
7 39 (11.82%) OO
8 38 (11.52%) Functional Testing
9 34 (10.30%) Software Engineering
10 33 (10.00%) Kanban
10 33 (10.00%) Open Source
10 33 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 30 (9.09%) Analytics
11 30 (9.09%) Microservices
12 28 (8.48%) Integration Testing
13 26 (7.88%) API Testing
13 26 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 26 (7.88%) Software Testing
14 25 (7.58%) Software Delivery
14 25 (7.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 160 (48.48%) Java
2 92 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 82 (24.85%) SQL
4 54 (16.36%) C#
5 51 (15.45%) Python
6 15 (4.55%) Ruby
7 14 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 14 (4.24%) Java 8
8 13 (3.94%) ES6
8 13 (3.94%) Perl
9 10 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.82%) Groovy
10 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.21%) Korn
12 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.91%) C++
14 2 (0.61%) PHP
14 2 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (9.09%) Degree
2 17 (5.15%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.09%) QA
2 10 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (5.15%) Docker
2 10 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.30%) Varnish
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (4.55%) Ansible
1 15 (4.55%) Puppet
2 11 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.73%) HP ALM
4 7 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.21%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.21%) Rancher
6 2 (0.61%) Kibana
6 2 (0.61%) logstash
6 2 (0.61%) Terraform
7 1 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.30%) Control-M
7 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 54 (16.36%) Oracle
2 29 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.55%) IBM
4 14 (4.24%) VMware
5 9 (2.73%) HP
6 7 (2.12%) Citrix
6 7 (2.12%) Ivanti
6 7 (2.12%) McAfee
6 7 (2.12%) Veritas
7 6 (1.82%) Charles River
7 6 (1.82%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.52%) Twitter
9 3 (0.91%) CA
9 3 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.91%) Sybase
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe
10 2 (0.61%) Informatica
10 2 (0.61%) Omniture
10 2 (0.61%) RedGate