The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 83 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 25 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 1.66% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.97% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 3
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £33,379 £42,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £65,100 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Test Automation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1153 1266 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.41% 84.18% 78.39%
Number of salaries quoted 676 828 524
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Edinburgh region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Test Management
5 10 (27.78%) Finance
6 9 (25.00%) SQL
6 9 (25.00%) QA
7 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
9 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 6 (16.67%) BDD
9 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) HTML
10 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.89%) JUnit
10 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
10 5 (13.89%) JIRA
11 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.11%) HTML5
11 4 (11.11%) Web Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
11 4 (11.11%) WinForms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (61.11%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.89%) JUnit
4 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.56%) Appium
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.56%) MSTest
7 2 (5.56%) JMeter
7 2 (5.56%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.78%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.78%) Behat
8 1 (2.78%) QUnit
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) WinForms
2 4 (11.11%) HTML5
3 3 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) D3.js
4 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.78%) Sass
5 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) EJB
5 1 (2.78%) SVG
5 1 (2.78%) CSS3
5 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) EPoS
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Telematics
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Test Management
4 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) BDD
7 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Validation
8 4 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.33%) User Stories
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.33%) System Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Line Management
10 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) XPath
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.78%) Hyland
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