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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Scotland
Rank 60 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.68% 1.63% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 1.96% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 28
Median daily rate £405 £305 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.78% -15.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £254 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £362 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +32 30 £420 +35.48% 3
Fife +3 6 £300 +33.33%
West Lothian - 6 - -
Glasgow +5 5 £350 +12.00% 2
Dundee - 2 £93 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 53 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.25%) Java
3 36 (46.75%) Selenium
4 28 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (36.36%) BDD
5 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
5 25 (32.47%) Scrum
6 22 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 21 (27.27%) Spring
8 19 (24.68%) TDD
8 19 (24.68%) Python
8 19 (24.68%) AngularJS
9 14 (18.18%) Web Services
9 14 (18.18%) SQL
9 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
10 12 (15.58%) CSS
10 12 (15.58%) Subversion
10 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
11 11 (14.29%) User Stories
12 10 (12.99%) QA
12 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.99%) Linux
12 10 (12.99%) HTML
12 10 (12.99%) Finance
13 9 (11.69%) Oracle
13 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
13 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) DECT
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) RS-485
1 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.30%) Wireless
1 1 (1.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (3.90%) GIS
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.90%) QGIS
2 3 (3.90%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (46.75%) Selenium
2 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
3 22 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
5 12 (15.58%) Subversion
6 7 (9.09%) JIRA
6 7 (9.09%) Maven
6 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.90%) JMeter
9 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.60%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.60%) JUnit
10 2 (2.60%) MSTest
10 2 (2.60%) NUnit
10 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Test Automation Engineer
1 17 (22.08%) Test Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Tester
5 9 (11.69%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Angular Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Test Automation Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) Spring
2 19 (24.68%) AngularJS
3 14 (18.18%) Web Services
4 12 (15.58%) CSS
5 10 (12.99%) HTML
6 9 (11.69%) Angular 2
6 9 (11.69%) Spring Integration
7 7 (9.09%) Gherkin
8 4 (5.19%) J2EE
8 4 (5.19%) JSON
9 3 (3.90%) PostGIS
9 3 (3.90%) REST
9 3 (3.90%) SOAP
10 2 (2.60%) .NET
10 2 (2.60%) Node.js
10 2 (2.60%) XML
11 1 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (1.30%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Android
2 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) BDD
2 28 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (32.47%) Scrum
4 19 (24.68%) TDD
5 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 11 (14.29%) User Stories
7 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.69%) Microservices
8 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Functional Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (6.49%) OO
13 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.19%) OOP
13 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
13 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) Java
2 19 (24.68%) Python
3 14 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) C#
5 3 (3.90%) Perl
6 2 (2.60%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) XPath
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (3.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.30%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.30%) SAP