Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 22 31
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 201 374 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.07% 7.22% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 8.21% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 206 151
Scotland median daily rate £423 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £284 £286 £285
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Scotland median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +214.81% -6.90%
10th Percentile £39.50 £36.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £43.75 £27.65
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -4.65% +7.50%

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 3,399 4,556 4,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.66% 87.97% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,897 2,459 2,458
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £213 £244 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 103 102
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.57% -1.08% +10.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.27 £43.70
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +6.82% -7.37% +5.56%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +3 123 £425 +3.66% 38
Glasgow -28 56 £423 +5.63% 25
West Lothian -2 6 £275 -4.35% 1
Renfrewshire +4 5 £308 +9.82% 1
Dundee 0 1 £550 +62.36% 4
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £400 +6.67% 1
South Ayrshire - 1 £550 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Midlothian - 1 £275 - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 113 (56.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (35.32%) Java
3 57 (28.36%) Public Sector
4 49 (24.38%) JavaScript
5 38 (18.91%) Selenium
5 38 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (17.41%) BDD
6 35 (17.41%) Python
7 34 (16.92%) Unit Testing
8 31 (15.42%) Jenkins
9 30 (14.93%) DevOps
9 30 (14.93%) AWS
10 29 (14.43%) JIRA
11 27 (13.43%) Cucumber
11 27 (13.43%) C#
11 27 (13.43%) Finance
11 27 (13.43%) Gherkin
12 25 (12.44%) HTML
13 24 (11.94%) Git (software)
14 23 (11.44%) Software Testing
14 23 (11.44%) CSS
14 23 (11.44%) AngularJS
14 23 (11.44%) React
15 22 (10.95%) JSON
15 22 (10.95%) Azure
16 21 (10.45%) QA
16 21 (10.45%) Banking
16 21 (10.45%) Linux
17 20 (9.95%) Microsoft
17 20 (9.95%) Scrum

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 10 (4.98%) Confluence
2 9 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.49%) CMS
4 3 (1.49%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Chatbot
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.50%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.93%) AWS
2 22 (10.95%) Azure
3 9 (4.48%) SaaS
4 8 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.98%) OpenShift
4 8 (3.98%) Serverless
5 7 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Flow
5 7 (3.48%) PaaS
5 7 (3.48%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.99%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.49%) GCP
7 5 (2.49%) GitHub
8 2 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) npm
9 1 (0.50%) NuGet
9 1 (0.50%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.99%) LAN
1 4 (1.99%) SAN
1 4 (1.99%) WAN
2 2 (1.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.45%) MongoDB
2 16 (7.96%) MySQL
3 15 (7.46%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.97%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.98%) DB2
7 7 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.99%) dBASE
9 5 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.49%) GIS
12 2 (1.00%) Big Data
12 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.00%) Spark SQL
12 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
13 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.50%) Impala
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (18.91%) Selenium
2 31 (15.42%) Jenkins
3 29 (14.43%) JIRA
4 27 (13.43%) Cucumber
5 24 (11.94%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.97%) Postman
7 13 (6.47%) WebDriver
8 11 (5.47%) JUnit
9 10 (4.98%) TeamCity
10 9 (4.48%) GitLab
10 9 (4.48%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.99%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.99%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.99%) JMeter
13 4 (1.99%) Maven
13 4 (1.99%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.99%) SonarQube
14 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.49%) Ranorex
General
1 57 (28.36%) Public Sector
2 27 (13.43%) Finance
3 21 (10.45%) Banking
4 10 (4.98%) Marketing
5 8 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.99%) Electronics
6 6 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (41.79%) Developer
2 38 (18.91%) Test Engineer
3 17 (8.46%) Analyst
3 17 (8.46%) Tester
4 16 (7.96%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.96%) Senior Developer
4 16 (7.96%) Test Analyst
4 16 (7.96%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (6.47%) QA Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Android Developer
6 10 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) ServiceNow Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.48%) Digital Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Python Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.43%) Gherkin
2 25 (12.44%) HTML
3 23 (11.44%) AngularJS
3 23 (11.44%) CSS
3 23 (11.44%) React
4 22 (10.95%) JSON
5 20 (9.95%) Spring
6 18 (8.96%) XML
7 16 (7.96%) .NET
8 15 (7.46%) RESTful
9 14 (6.97%) Node.js
10 12 (5.97%) REST
11 11 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (4.98%) Spring Boot
13 9 (4.48%) Ajax
13 9 (4.48%) Redux
14 6 (2.99%) HTML5
14 6 (2.99%) Web Services
14 6 (2.99%) XHTML
15 5 (2.49%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.95%) User Experience
2 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (3.98%) CMDB
4 5 (2.49%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.99%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.45%) Linux
2 12 (5.97%) Android
3 10 (4.98%) Unix
4 9 (4.48%) Windows
5 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.99%) Solaris
7 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (56.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (17.41%) BDD
4 34 (16.92%) Unit Testing
5 30 (14.93%) DevOps
6 23 (11.44%) Software Testing
7 20 (9.95%) Scrum
7 20 (9.95%) User Stories
8 19 (9.45%) TDD
9 18 (8.96%) Continuous Deployment
9 18 (8.96%) Test Scripting
10 17 (8.46%) Kanban
10 17 (8.46%) Microservices
10 17 (8.46%) Workflow
11 16 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (6.97%) Coaching
12 14 (6.97%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.97%) Functional Testing
12 14 (6.97%) Infrastructure as Code
12 14 (6.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (35.32%) Java
2 49 (24.38%) JavaScript
3 35 (17.41%) Python
4 27 (13.43%) C#
5 19 (9.45%) SQL
6 16 (7.96%) Java 8
7 13 (6.47%) Perl
8 10 (4.98%) Kotlin
9 9 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.98%) Clojure
11 6 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.99%) Scala
12 5 (2.49%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.49%) C
13 3 (1.49%) PHP
14 2 (1.00%) ES6
14 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.00%) VBScript
15 1 (0.50%) C++
15 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.49%) Degree
4 5 (2.49%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.99%) CCNA
5 4 (1.99%) CCNP
5 4 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.99%) VCAP
5 4 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.45%) QA
2 9 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.98%) PSD2
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Docker
2 5 (2.49%) Firmware
3 4 (1.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.99%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.00%) HDFS
4 2 (1.00%) LXC
5 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Ansible
2 9 (4.48%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (3.98%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.98%) Terraform
4 7 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.48%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.99%) Avamar
6 4 (1.99%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.49%) Puppet
8 1 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.50%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.50%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 20 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.47%) IBM
3 9 (4.48%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.98%) HP
4 8 (3.98%) SAP
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle
6 5 (2.49%) Google
6 5 (2.49%) VMware
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco
7 4 (1.99%) EMC
7 4 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.99%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.49%) Adobe
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) Cadence
9 1 (0.50%) WSO2