Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 32 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 262 219 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.27% 5.10% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 6.10% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 101 106
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £300 £215 £260
90th Percentile £545 £475 £453
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.46 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -52.58% -13.48%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.22 £22.50
90th Percentile £27.65 £14.74 £33.28
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +13.64%

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 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Edinburgh +4 155 £400 - 17
Glasgow +8 79 £375 +1.35% 9
Fife +2 14 £500 +81.82% 1
West Lothian -4 8 £375 +53.06% 1
Dundee +6 2 - -
Stirling -3 2 £125 -
Aberdeen - 1 £520 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 197 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (53.44%) Java
3 88 (33.59%) SQL
4 81 (30.92%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (30.53%) JavaScript
6 73 (27.86%) Selenium
7 72 (27.48%) Git (software)
8 64 (24.43%) BDD
9 56 (21.37%) Spring
9 56 (21.37%) Jenkins
10 52 (19.85%) Scrum
11 51 (19.47%) HTML
11 51 (19.47%) Cucumber
12 50 (19.08%) Linux
13 46 (17.56%) Maven
14 45 (17.18%) TDD
15 42 (16.03%) Python
15 42 (16.03%) Oracle
16 40 (15.27%) Software Engineering
17 39 (14.89%) Subversion
17 39 (14.89%) Web Services
17 39 (14.89%) Finance
18 38 (14.50%) CSS
18 38 (14.50%) JIRA
19 37 (14.12%) C#
19 37 (14.12%) NoSQL
20 36 (13.74%) Hibernate
21 35 (13.36%) QA
22 34 (12.98%) AngularJS
23 32 (12.21%) SQL Server

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 (9.16%) Tomcat
2 12 (4.58%) JBoss
3 11 (4.20%) Confluence
4 10 (3.82%) Apache
5 9 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.67%) Jetty
6 7 (2.67%) Umbraco
6 7 (2.67%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.91%) CMS
8 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.15%) Drupal
10 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.38%) MTS
11 1 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (2.67%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.58%) GitHub
3 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.05%) IaaS
5 5 (1.91%) SaaS
6 4 (1.53%) PaaS
7 3 (1.15%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.76%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.76%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) npm
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.67%) AMQP
3 6 (2.29%) HTTP
4 2 (0.76%) CTI
4 2 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.38%) MQTT
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.12%) NoSQL
2 32 (12.21%) SQL Server
3 25 (9.54%) MongoDB
4 17 (6.49%) MySQL
5 15 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.96%) Big Data
7 10 (3.82%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.82%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.44%) Redis
9 7 (2.67%) Couchbase
9 7 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.67%) Riak
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.76%) GIS
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.38%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 73 (27.86%) Selenium
2 72 (27.48%) Git (software)
3 56 (21.37%) Jenkins
4 51 (19.47%) Cucumber
5 46 (17.56%) Maven
6 39 (14.89%) Subversion
7 38 (14.50%) JIRA
8 29 (11.07%) JUnit
9 22 (8.40%) Mercurial
10 15 (5.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (5.34%) Appium
12 13 (4.96%) Mockito
12 13 (4.96%) TeamCity
12 13 (4.96%) Visual Studio
13 12 (4.58%) GitLab
14 11 (4.20%) Gatling
14 11 (4.20%) JMeter
14 11 (4.20%) SpecFlow
15 10 (3.82%) FitNesse
16 9 (3.44%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (14.89%) Finance
2 23 (8.78%) Banking
3 6 (2.29%) Law
4 4 (1.53%) Front Office
5 3 (1.15%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Publishing
5 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (32.44%) Developer
2 60 (22.90%) Analyst
3 57 (21.76%) Test Analyst
4 54 (20.61%) Java Developer
5 28 (10.69%) Tester
6 22 (8.40%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (8.40%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (6.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (6.11%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.96%) Java Engineer
10 12 (4.58%) Automation Tester
10 12 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Software Tester
13 9 (3.44%) Technical Engineer
14 8 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (3.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (21.37%) Spring
2 51 (19.47%) HTML
3 39 (14.89%) Web Services
4 38 (14.50%) CSS
5 36 (13.74%) Hibernate
6 34 (12.98%) AngularJS
7 27 (10.31%) .NET
8 26 (9.92%) REST
9 25 (9.54%) RESTful
10 20 (7.63%) jQuery
10 20 (7.63%) JSON
11 15 (5.73%) React
12 12 (4.58%) JMX
13 11 (4.20%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (4.20%) SOAP
14 10 (3.82%) HTML5
14 10 (3.82%) JMS
14 10 (3.82%) LESS
14 10 (3.82%) Sass
15 9 (3.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.54%) Algorithms
2 23 (8.78%) Data Structures
3 22 (8.40%) User Experience
4 16 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.73%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.53%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.53%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.76%) Blog
8 2 (0.76%) Wiki
9 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.08%) Linux
2 18 (6.87%) Windows
3 13 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.67%) Unix
5 3 (1.15%) DC/OS
6 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.38%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) CentOS
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (30.92%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (24.43%) BDD
4 52 (19.85%) Scrum
5 45 (17.18%) TDD
6 40 (15.27%) Software Engineering
7 30 (11.45%) DevOps
8 28 (10.69%) OO
9 25 (9.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (8.78%) Kanban
10 23 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (8.40%) Analytics
11 22 (8.40%) Manual Testing
11 22 (8.40%) User Stories
12 21 (8.02%) Microservices
13 20 (7.63%) Configuration Management
13 20 (7.63%) ETL
14 18 (6.87%) Scenario Testing
15 17 (6.49%) Test Scripting
16 16 (6.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (53.44%) Java
2 88 (33.59%) SQL
3 80 (30.53%) JavaScript
4 42 (16.03%) Python
5 37 (14.12%) C#
6 16 (6.11%) Ruby
7 12 (4.58%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.20%) C++
8 11 (4.20%) ES6
9 7 (2.67%) Perl
10 6 (2.29%) C
11 5 (1.91%) PHP
11 5 (1.91%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.15%) XPath
14 2 (0.76%) Groovy
14 2 (0.76%) XAML
15 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (7.63%) Degree
2 12 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.53%) MCSD
3 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.15%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) ISEB
4 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.36%) QA
2 10 (3.82%) GDPR
3 9 (3.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (4.20%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (11.83%) Ansible
2 28 (10.69%) Puppet
3 10 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.67%) Cobbler
5 5 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.15%) Apache Brooklyn
6 3 (1.15%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.15%) Marathon
6 3 (1.15%) Mesos
7 2 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.76%) Salt
8 1 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 42 (16.03%) Oracle
2 15 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.05%) IBM
4 7 (2.67%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.29%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.91%) HP
6 5 (1.91%) VMware
7 3 (1.15%) Charles River
7 3 (1.15%) Pega
7 3 (1.15%) Perfecto Mobile
8 2 (0.76%) Avaya
8 2 (0.76%) CA
8 2 (0.76%) Informatica
8 2 (0.76%) Sun
8 2 (0.76%) Telerik
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.38%) RedGate
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase