Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 32 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 353 235 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.56% 4.93% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.51% 5.80% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 139 123
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £273 £299 £226
90th Percentile £504 £532 £463
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.46
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +0.94% +1.60% +12.49%

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 4,699 4,049 4,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.31% 84.90% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,622 2,295 2,574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 103 109
Scotland median hourly rate £24.78 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -25.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.58% +5.10% +3.80%

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 22 September 2018.

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
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 22 September 2018. 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 +5 159 £400 +3.23% 51
Glasgow +18 124 £375 - 30
Renfrewshire +3 33 £280 -32.04%
West Lothian +14 14 £288 -23.33% 3
Fife -2 7 £338 -32.50% 1
Dundee -8 1 - - 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 £375 - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 205 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (41.36%) Java
3 109 (30.88%) SQL
3 109 (30.88%) Selenium
4 81 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (20.96%) JavaScript
6 73 (20.68%) Test Scripting
7 71 (20.11%) Cucumber
8 70 (19.83%) BDD
9 66 (18.70%) TDD
10 64 (18.13%) Software Testing
10 64 (18.13%) Microsoft
11 60 (17.00%) Scrum
12 59 (16.71%) JIRA
12 59 (16.71%) Jenkins
13 58 (16.43%) QA
14 57 (16.15%) DevOps
14 57 (16.15%) Windows
15 56 (15.86%) Python
15 56 (15.86%) Spring
16 53 (15.01%) ISTQB
17 52 (14.73%) HTML
17 52 (14.73%) HP UFT
18 50 (14.16%) Finance
19 47 (13.31%) Git (software)
20 44 (12.46%) HP
20 44 (12.46%) C#
21 43 (12.18%) OO
21 43 (12.18%) Microservices
22 42 (11.90%) VMware

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 24 (6.80%) Confluence
2 17 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.68%) JBoss
3 13 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.12%) Jetty
4 11 (3.12%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.13%) CMS
6 3 (0.85%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.85%) Mule
6 3 (0.85%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) Mendix
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.28%) GemFire
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.92%) Office 365
2 23 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.82%) SaaS
5 7 (1.98%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.98%) PaaS
6 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.13%) IaaS
6 4 (1.13%) npm
6 4 (1.13%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (0.85%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.85%) Yarn
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.63%) DHCP
1 34 (9.63%) DNS
2 14 (3.97%) AMQP
3 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.42%) HTTP
5 1 (0.28%) Firewall
5 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.07%) MongoDB
1 32 (9.07%) NoSQL
2 25 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (4.53%) Couchbase
4 16 (4.53%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.25%) Redis
6 12 (3.40%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.40%) MySQL
7 11 (3.12%) Riak
8 8 (2.27%) DB2
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.85%) Flink
11 3 (0.85%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 109 (30.88%) Selenium
2 71 (20.11%) Cucumber
3 59 (16.71%) Jenkins
3 59 (16.71%) JIRA
4 52 (14.73%) HP UFT
5 47 (13.31%) Git (software)
6 39 (11.05%) JUnit
7 37 (10.48%) WinRunner
8 28 (7.93%) Maven
9 22 (6.23%) TeamCity
10 21 (5.95%) WebDriver
11 20 (5.67%) FitNesse
12 18 (5.10%) Eclipse
13 17 (4.82%) JMeter
14 15 (4.25%) SoapUI
14 15 (4.25%) Subversion
14 15 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (2.83%) SpecFlow
16 10 (2.83%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (14.16%) Finance
2 33 (9.35%) Banking
3 11 (3.12%) Games
4 3 (0.85%) Front Office
4 3 (0.85%) Private Banking
4 3 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.28%) Automotive
6 1 (0.28%) Billing
6 1 (0.28%) Electronics
6 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.28%) Law
6 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (30.59%) Developer
2 73 (20.68%) Analyst
3 71 (20.11%) Tester
4 63 (17.85%) Test Analyst
5 53 (15.01%) Automation Tester
5 53 (15.01%) Java Developer
6 27 (7.65%) Test Engineer
7 26 (7.37%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (4.82%) Architect
8 17 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (4.82%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.53%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 12 (3.40%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (3.40%) Test Leader
11 10 (2.83%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 10 (2.83%) Scrum Master
12 9 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (1.98%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.86%) Spring
2 52 (14.73%) HTML
3 40 (11.33%) AngularJS
3 40 (11.33%) RESTful
4 33 (9.35%) CSS
4 33 (9.35%) HTML5
5 28 (7.93%) Hibernate
6 26 (7.37%) REST
7 25 (7.08%) Kafka
7 25 (7.08%) Spring Boot
8 24 (6.80%) .NET
9 21 (5.95%) Node.js
9 21 (5.95%) React
10 17 (4.82%) JPA
11 16 (4.53%) J2EE
11 16 (4.53%) JMS
11 16 (4.53%) JSON
11 16 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (4.53%) SOAP
11 16 (4.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.48%) Clustering
2 36 (10.20%) PDA
3 13 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.83%) User Experience
6 8 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.13%) DataPower
10 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.85%) Equities
12 2 (0.57%) Blog
12 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.57%) NHS
12 2 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.15%) Windows
2 37 (10.48%) AIX
2 37 (10.48%) Windows 7
3 36 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.63%) Linux
5 13 (3.68%) Unix
6 9 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.85%) Android
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (20.68%) Test Scripting
4 70 (19.83%) BDD
5 66 (18.70%) TDD
6 64 (18.13%) Software Testing
7 60 (17.00%) Scrum
8 57 (16.15%) DevOps
9 43 (12.18%) Microservices
9 43 (12.18%) OO
10 40 (11.33%) Change Management
11 37 (10.48%) Kanban
11 37 (10.48%) Smoke Testing
12 33 (9.35%) Functional Testing
13 31 (8.78%) User Stories
14 29 (8.22%) Software Engineering
15 27 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 27 (7.65%) Integration Testing
15 27 (7.65%) Manual Testing
16 25 (7.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 146 (41.36%) Java
2 109 (30.88%) SQL
3 74 (20.96%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.86%) Python
5 44 (12.46%) C#
6 19 (5.38%) Ruby
7 16 (4.53%) Java 8
8 14 (3.97%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.68%) Perl
10 8 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.70%) Groovy
11 6 (1.70%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.42%) XAML
13 4 (1.13%) ES6
13 4 (1.13%) PHP
13 4 (1.13%) VBScript
14 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (15.01%) ISTQB
2 37 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 36 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.68%) Degree
5 11 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.55%) ISEB
7 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.57%) MCITP
9 2 (0.57%) MCSA
9 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 2 (0.57%) MCTS
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.57%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (16.43%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.48%) Hyper-V
2 37 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
3 35 (9.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 28 (7.93%) Docker
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (10.76%) HP ALM
2 36 (10.20%) McAfee ePO
3 27 (7.65%) Ansible
4 21 (5.95%) Puppet
5 17 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.83%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.55%) Cobbler
9 5 (1.42%) Terraform
10 4 (1.13%) OpenView
10 4 (1.13%) SCOM
10 4 (1.13%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.85%) Rancher
12 2 (0.57%) Salt
13 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.28%) Graphite
13 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.28%) Icinga
13 1 (0.28%) Packer
13 1 (0.28%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 64 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.46%) HP
3 42 (11.90%) VMware
4 37 (10.48%) Citrix
4 37 (10.48%) McAfee
4 37 (10.48%) Veritas
5 36 (10.20%) Oracle
6 35 (9.92%) Ivanti
7 24 (6.80%) IBM
8 10 (2.83%) TIBCO
9 8 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.27%) Informatica
10 6 (1.70%) Sybase
10 6 (1.70%) Twitter
11 4 (1.13%) Charles River
11 4 (1.13%) Google
11 4 (1.13%) Perforce
11 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.85%) Splunk
12 3 (0.85%) Xamarin