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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 50 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 82 127 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.82% 4.33% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 5.07% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 31
Median daily rate £375 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Median hourly rate - £14.43 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 2505 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.37% 85.41% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1428 1278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +8 46 £375 +7.14% 12
Glasgow -4 28 £350 +5.42% 13
Scottish Borders +2 3 £375 -
West Lothian +1 3 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire +42 1 £412 +55.47%
Fife -3 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £520 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 134 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (49.75%) Java
3 88 (43.78%) Selenium
4 65 (32.34%) Scrum
5 53 (26.37%) Cucumber
6 52 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (22.39%) Jenkins
8 44 (21.89%) BDD
8 44 (21.89%) SQL
9 39 (19.40%) Python
10 38 (18.91%) WebDriver
11 35 (17.41%) Web Services
11 35 (17.41%) AngularJS
12 34 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 34 (16.92%) Linux
12 34 (16.92%) Finance
12 34 (16.92%) TDD
13 31 (15.42%) Oracle
14 30 (14.93%) Git (software)
15 29 (14.43%) QA
15 29 (14.43%) Spring
16 26 (12.94%) Subversion
16 26 (12.94%) Manual Testing
17 24 (11.94%) C#
17 24 (11.94%) HTML
18 23 (11.44%) JIRA
19 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
20 20 (9.95%) CSS
20 20 (9.95%) Test Strategy
21 19 (9.45%) Windows

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 17 (8.46%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.97%) CMS
3 9 (4.48%) Apache
4 7 (3.48%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.49%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) JBoss
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.99%) BrowserStack
4 3 (1.49%) GitHub
4 3 (1.49%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.00%) iTunes
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.99%) HTTP
2 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) DECT
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) LDAP
3 1 (0.50%) RS-485
3 1 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.46%) MySQL
2 15 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.99%) Big Data
8 3 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.49%) HBase
8 3 (1.49%) MOLAP
8 3 (1.49%) OLAP
8 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.49%) SQLite
9 2 (1.00%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) KDB
Development Applications
1 88 (43.78%) Selenium
2 53 (26.37%) Cucumber
3 45 (22.39%) Jenkins
4 38 (18.91%) WebDriver
5 30 (14.93%) Git (software)
6 26 (12.94%) Subversion
7 23 (11.44%) JIRA
8 18 (8.96%) Maven
8 18 (8.96%) SoapUI
9 15 (7.46%) JUnit
10 11 (5.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (4.48%) Bugzilla
11 9 (4.48%) JMeter
11 9 (4.48%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.98%) Ant
12 8 (3.98%) Appium
12 8 (3.98%) TeamCity
13 7 (3.48%) HP UFT
13 7 (3.48%) Mockito
General
1 34 (16.92%) Finance
2 13 (6.47%) Banking
3 5 (2.49%) Games
4 4 (1.99%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (24.38%) Developer
2 36 (17.91%) Tester
3 35 (17.41%) Analyst
4 34 (16.92%) Test Analyst
5 32 (15.92%) Test Engineer
6 25 (12.44%) Automation Tester
7 23 (11.44%) Java Developer
8 16 (7.96%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (6.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (5.97%) Scrum Master
11 11 (5.47%) Senior Test Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (3.98%) Selenium Tester
13 8 (3.98%) Software Tester
14 7 (3.48%) Angular Developer
14 7 (3.48%) QA Tester
14 7 (3.48%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.48%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.41%) AngularJS
1 35 (17.41%) Web Services
2 29 (14.43%) Spring
3 24 (11.94%) HTML
4 20 (9.95%) CSS
5 18 (8.96%) JSON
6 16 (7.96%) REST
7 13 (6.47%) .NET
8 11 (5.47%) Gherkin
9 10 (4.98%) React
10 9 (4.48%) RESTful
11 8 (3.98%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.98%) J2EE
11 8 (3.98%) jQuery
11 8 (3.98%) SOAP
12 7 (3.48%) Angular 2
12 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
12 7 (3.48%) Backbone.js
12 7 (3.48%) Node.js
12 7 (3.48%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.98%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.99%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.00%) Animation
7 2 (1.00%) Apple TV
7 2 (1.00%) iPad
7 2 (1.00%) iPhone
8 1 (0.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.92%) Linux
2 19 (9.45%) Windows
3 9 (4.48%) Unix
4 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.99%) Android
6 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.34%) Scrum
3 52 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (21.89%) BDD
5 34 (16.92%) TDD
6 26 (12.94%) Manual Testing
7 20 (9.95%) Test Strategy
8 19 (9.45%) Test Scripting
9 18 (8.96%) Exploratory Testing
10 17 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 16 (7.96%) Kanban
11 16 (7.96%) User Stories
12 15 (7.46%) MVC
12 15 (7.46%) Software Testing
13 13 (6.47%) Performance Testing
13 13 (6.47%) Scenario Testing
14 12 (5.97%) OO
15 11 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (4.98%) Requirements Management
16 10 (4.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (49.75%) Java
2 44 (21.89%) SQL
3 39 (19.40%) Python
4 34 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.94%) C#
6 6 (2.99%) Ruby
7 5 (2.49%) Perl
8 4 (1.99%) C
9 3 (1.49%) ES6
9 3 (1.49%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.49%) PHP
9 3 (1.49%) Scala
9 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.00%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.00%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (5.47%) ISEB
2 10 (4.98%) Degree
3 9 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.43%) QA
2 8 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) PMO
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.47%) Ansible
2 5 (2.49%) Puppet
3 4 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.00%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (15.42%) Oracle
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.48%) CA Agile Central
4 5 (2.49%) HP
5 3 (1.49%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.49%) Sybase
6 2 (1.00%) Apple
6 2 (1.00%) CA
6 2 (1.00%) Perforce
7 1 (0.50%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.50%) ESRI
7 1 (0.50%) Informatica
7 1 (0.50%) Netezza
7 1 (0.50%) Twitter
7 1 (0.50%) VMware
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