Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 31 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 286 213 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.82% 5.67% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 6.77% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 123 122
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
90th Percentile £525 £462 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50
10th Percentile £11.97 - £15.75
90th Percentile £19.28 - £17.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 4,177 3,146 4,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.76% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,459 1,857 2,360
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 February 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 0 167 £394 +5.00% 31
Glasgow +9 83 £378 +7.86% 28
Fife +1 16 £370 +34.55% 3
West Lothian -6 9 £388 +36.65%
Scottish Borders - 4 £325 -
Dundee - 2 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 198 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (50.00%) Java
3 101 (35.31%) SQL
4 93 (32.52%) Selenium
5 84 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (26.57%) JavaScript
6 76 (26.57%) BDD
7 73 (25.52%) Git (software)
8 63 (22.03%) Jenkins
9 62 (21.68%) Cucumber
10 61 (21.33%) Scrum
11 60 (20.98%) Finance
12 59 (20.63%) Spring
13 51 (17.83%) TDD
14 50 (17.48%) HTML
15 47 (16.43%) Linux
16 45 (15.73%) JIRA
17 42 (14.69%) Maven
18 41 (14.34%) Software Engineering
18 41 (14.34%) Web Services
19 40 (13.99%) QA
20 39 (13.64%) Subversion
21 38 (13.29%) CSS
22 37 (12.94%) C#
22 37 (12.94%) Oracle
23 35 (12.24%) Python
23 35 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
24 32 (11.19%) ETL
25 30 (10.49%) Puppet
26 29 (10.14%) NoSQL

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 14 (4.90%) Confluence
2 12 (4.20%) JBoss
3 11 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.45%) Jetty
5 7 (2.45%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.40%) Apache
7 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.70%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Drupal
10 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) MTS
10 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.85%) Markit EDM
1 11 (3.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.24%) GitHub
2 14 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.80%) IaaS
4 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.10%) SaaS
6 4 (1.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.70%) npm
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.85%) DSL
2 10 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.45%) AMQP
4 4 (1.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.70%) CTI
6 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.35%) MQTT
6 1 (0.35%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.14%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.04%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.59%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 13 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.20%) Big Data
5 12 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.85%) MySQL
7 9 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (3.15%) Redis
8 7 (2.45%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.45%) Riak
9 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.75%) GIS
10 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 93 (32.52%) Selenium
2 73 (25.52%) Git (software)
3 63 (22.03%) Jenkins
4 62 (21.68%) Cucumber
5 45 (15.73%) JIRA
6 42 (14.69%) Maven
7 39 (13.64%) Subversion
8 21 (7.34%) Appium
9 19 (6.64%) JUnit
10 18 (6.29%) Mercurial
11 17 (5.94%) Eclipse
12 15 (5.24%) GitLab
12 15 (5.24%) Mockito
13 14 (4.90%) SpecFlow
14 13 (4.55%) Zephyr
15 11 (3.85%) FitNesse
15 11 (3.85%) Protractor
16 10 (3.50%) Artifactory
16 10 (3.50%) WebDriver
17 9 (3.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (20.98%) Finance
2 20 (6.99%) Banking
3 12 (4.20%) Retail
4 6 (2.10%) Law
5 3 (1.05%) Games
5 3 (1.05%) Publishing
6 2 (0.70%) Front Office
6 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (27.97%) Analyst
2 74 (25.87%) Test Analyst
3 72 (25.17%) Developer
4 47 (16.43%) Java Developer
5 44 (15.38%) Tester
6 26 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 20 (6.99%) Java Engineer
8 19 (6.64%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (5.94%) Software Engineer
10 16 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (5.59%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (4.90%) Senior Software Engineer
12 11 (3.85%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.50%) ETL Tester
13 10 (3.50%) Java Software Engineer
14 8 (2.80%) Senior Java Engineer
14 8 (2.80%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 8 (2.80%) Test Leader
15 7 (2.45%) Test Automation Developer
16 6 (2.10%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.63%) Spring
2 50 (17.48%) HTML
3 41 (14.34%) Web Services
4 38 (13.29%) CSS
5 29 (10.14%) AngularJS
5 29 (10.14%) Gherkin
5 29 (10.14%) Hibernate
5 29 (10.14%) RESTful
6 26 (9.09%) REST
7 20 (6.99%) JSON
8 19 (6.64%) .NET
8 19 (6.64%) HTML5
9 15 (5.24%) JMS
9 15 (5.24%) JMX
10 14 (4.90%) jQuery
11 12 (4.20%) React
11 12 (4.20%) SOAP
12 11 (3.85%) CSS3
13 9 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (2.80%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.09%) User Experience
2 20 (6.99%) Algorithms
2 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.29%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.10%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.05%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.05%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Blog
9 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) DataPower
10 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.43%) Linux
2 16 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (5.59%) Unix
3 15 (5.24%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.85%) Windows
5 2 (0.70%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
3 76 (26.57%) BDD
4 61 (21.33%) Scrum
5 51 (17.83%) TDD
6 41 (14.34%) Software Engineering
7 35 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (11.19%) ETL
9 29 (10.14%) Configuration Management
10 28 (9.79%) DevOps
11 27 (9.44%) SDLC
12 26 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 25 (8.74%) Scenario Testing
14 24 (8.39%) Kanban
15 22 (7.69%) Manual Testing
15 22 (7.69%) OO
16 21 (7.34%) Analytics
16 21 (7.34%) Microservices
16 21 (7.34%) User Stories
17 20 (6.99%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (50.00%) Java
2 101 (35.31%) SQL
3 76 (26.57%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.94%) C#
5 35 (12.24%) Python
6 11 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.85%) C++
6 11 (3.85%) Ruby
7 7 (2.45%) Perl
7 7 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.40%) Groovy
9 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.05%) C
10 3 (1.05%) ES6
10 3 (1.05%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.05%) XPath
11 2 (0.70%) Scala
12 1 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (7.69%) Degree
2 18 (6.29%) ISTQB
3 16 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.15%) ISEB
6 4 (1.40%) MCSD
6 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.99%) QA
2 10 (3.50%) GDPR
3 9 (3.15%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (4.20%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (10.49%) Puppet
2 18 (6.29%) Ansible
3 8 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.45%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.05%) Salt
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Brooklyn
7 2 (0.70%) Grafana
7 2 (0.70%) Kibana
7 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.70%) logstash
7 2 (0.70%) Marathon
7 2 (0.70%) Mesos
8 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (12.94%) Oracle
2 14 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.85%) Informatica
4 9 (3.15%) IBM
5 7 (2.45%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.10%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.40%) Charles River
7 4 (1.40%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.05%) HP
8 3 (1.05%) VMware
9 2 (0.70%) Avaya
9 2 (0.70%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.70%) Pega
9 2 (0.70%) Telerik
10 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.35%) RedGate
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.35%) Sybase