Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 295 191 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.68% 5.23% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 6.12% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 119 117
Scotland median daily rate £376 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +11.54% -8.45%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £245
90th Percentile £489 £451 £428
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.72% -57.50%
10th Percentile £12.71 £15.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £14.72
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +15.07%

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 4,450 3,120 4,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.71% 85.36% 85.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 1,810 2,593
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £262 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 80
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £22.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% -38.19% +32.11%
10th Percentile £10.52 £11.30 £12.97
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.12 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 146 £400 +6.67% 56
Glasgow +10 95 £383 +9.29% 32
Renfrewshire -9 28 £280 -32.04%
Fife 0 10 £338 +19.47%
West Lothian -5 8 £381 +1.67% 2
Scottish Borders -1 4 £325 -13.33%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 164 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (41.69%) Java
3 111 (37.63%) SQL
4 110 (37.29%) Selenium
5 71 (24.07%) BDD
6 68 (23.05%) Test Scripting
7 64 (21.69%) Cucumber
8 63 (21.36%) Finance
9 55 (18.64%) JIRA
9 55 (18.64%) Software Testing
10 53 (17.97%) JavaScript
11 52 (17.63%) ISTQB
11 52 (17.63%) Jenkins
12 50 (16.95%) QA
13 47 (15.93%) Scrum
14 46 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (15.25%) TDD
16 44 (14.92%) Windows
16 44 (14.92%) Microsoft
17 41 (13.90%) Spring
18 40 (13.56%) Linux
19 37 (12.54%) HP UFT
20 36 (12.20%) Security Cleared
21 35 (11.86%) Change Management
21 35 (11.86%) VMware
22 34 (11.53%) SDLC
23 33 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
23 33 (11.19%) McAfee ePO
23 33 (11.19%) Hyper-V
23 33 (11.19%) Clustering

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 29 (9.83%) Confluence
2 4 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.02%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.02%) JBoss
3 3 (1.02%) Jetty
3 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.15%) Office 365
2 8 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.03%) GitHub
4 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.02%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) npm
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.81%) DHCP
1 26 (8.81%) DNS
2 15 (5.08%) DSL
3 5 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.02%) HTTP
5 2 (0.68%) AMQP
5 2 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.71%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.03%) Big Data
6 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.36%) GIS
7 4 (1.36%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.36%) MySQL
7 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.68%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.68%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.68%) Redis
9 2 (0.68%) Riak
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 110 (37.29%) Selenium
2 64 (21.69%) Cucumber
3 55 (18.64%) JIRA
4 52 (17.63%) Jenkins
5 37 (12.54%) HP UFT
6 33 (11.19%) WinRunner
7 32 (10.85%) Eclipse
7 32 (10.85%) Git (software)
8 24 (8.14%) Appium
9 22 (7.46%) Zephyr
10 20 (6.78%) JUnit
10 20 (6.78%) Maven
11 15 (5.08%) WebDriver
12 13 (4.41%) SpecFlow
12 13 (4.41%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.73%) Subversion
14 10 (3.39%) FitNesse
15 9 (3.05%) Protractor
16 8 (2.71%) Gradle
16 8 (2.71%) Mockito
General
1 63 (21.36%) Finance
2 20 (6.78%) Banking
3 17 (5.76%) Retail
4 8 (2.71%) Games
5 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (31.19%) Analyst
2 84 (28.47%) Test Analyst
3 59 (20.00%) Developer
3 59 (20.00%) Tester
4 35 (11.86%) Automation Tester
5 25 (8.47%) Automation Test Analyst
6 24 (8.14%) Java Developer
7 23 (7.80%) Test Engineer
8 13 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (3.73%) ETL Tester
9 11 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.73%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (3.39%) Java Engineer
10 10 (3.39%) Scrum Master
10 10 (3.39%) Test Automation Developer
10 10 (3.39%) Test Leader
11 9 (3.05%) Developer in Test
12 8 (2.71%) Architect
12 8 (2.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 8 (2.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.90%) Spring
2 32 (10.85%) Gherkin
2 32 (10.85%) RESTful
3 30 (10.17%) HTML
4 28 (9.49%) AngularJS
4 28 (9.49%) Web Services
5 27 (9.15%) CSS
6 18 (6.10%) JSON
7 17 (5.76%) Hibernate
7 17 (5.76%) J2EE
7 17 (5.76%) jQuery
7 17 (5.76%) SOAP
8 16 (5.42%) React
9 15 (5.08%) HTML5
9 15 (5.08%) REST
10 13 (4.41%) Spring Boot
11 12 (4.07%) .NET
11 12 (4.07%) XML
12 10 (3.39%) CSS3
12 10 (3.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.19%) Clustering
2 30 (10.17%) PDA
3 23 (7.80%) User Experience
4 22 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.71%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.02%) iPad
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.68%) DataPower
10 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.92%) Windows
2 40 (13.56%) Linux
3 33 (11.19%) AIX
4 32 (10.85%) Windows 7
4 32 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (7.80%) Apple iOS
6 15 (5.08%) Unix
7 7 (2.37%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.02%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.07%) BDD
3 68 (23.05%) Test Scripting
4 55 (18.64%) Software Testing
5 47 (15.93%) Scrum
6 46 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (15.25%) TDD
8 35 (11.86%) Change Management
9 34 (11.53%) SDLC
10 32 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (10.51%) User Stories
12 30 (10.17%) DevOps
13 28 (9.49%) Manual Testing
14 27 (9.15%) Smoke Testing
15 22 (7.46%) Configuration Management
15 22 (7.46%) Kanban
15 22 (7.46%) Scenario Testing
16 19 (6.44%) ETL
17 18 (6.10%) CRM
17 18 (6.10%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (41.69%) Java
2 111 (37.63%) SQL
3 53 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.19%) Python
5 31 (10.51%) C#
6 13 (4.41%) Java 8
7 10 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.03%) Ruby
9 5 (1.69%) Perl
10 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.02%) C++
11 3 (1.02%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.02%) PHP
12 2 (0.68%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.68%) Scala
12 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 1 (0.34%) ES6
13 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (17.63%) ISTQB
2 36 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 31 (10.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.07%) ISEB
5 6 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.03%) Degree
5 6 (2.03%) MCITP
5 6 (2.03%) MCSA
5 6 (2.03%) MCSE
5 6 (2.03%) MCTS
5 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.68%) MBA
8 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.95%) QA
2 8 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (11.19%) Hyper-V
1 33 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
2 32 (10.85%) Active Directory
3 29 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (9.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (3.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (11.19%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (9.49%) HP ALM
3 15 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (5.08%) Puppet
4 14 (4.75%) Ansible
5 6 (2.03%) Netcool
6 4 (1.36%) Terraform
7 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.02%) Salt
8 2 (0.68%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.68%) Grafana
8 2 (0.68%) Kibana
8 2 (0.68%) logstash
8 2 (0.68%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.34%) Graphite
9 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.34%) Icinga
9 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.34%) Rancher
9 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.86%) VMware
3 33 (11.19%) Citrix
3 33 (11.19%) McAfee
3 33 (11.19%) Veritas
4 31 (10.51%) HP
5 27 (9.15%) Ivanti
6 26 (8.81%) Oracle
7 12 (4.07%) Informatica
8 7 (2.37%) IBM
8 7 (2.37%) Perforce
9 6 (2.03%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.36%) Sybase
12 3 (1.02%) Charles River
12 3 (1.02%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.68%) Appcelerator
13 2 (0.68%) Blue Prism
13 2 (0.68%) Kony
13 2 (0.68%) TIBCO