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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 98 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.64% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.78% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 0
Average salary £34,000 £37,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.72% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1295 1156 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.70% 82.16% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 855 740 700
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
2 15 (45.45%) C++
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 11 (33.33%) C
4 11 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (24.24%) QA
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 6 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) ISEB
7 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) Product Management
8 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
8 4 (12.12%) Big Data
8 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
8 4 (12.12%) Information Security
8 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (12.12%) Python
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.12%) Dell

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) JUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Principal Software Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
6 4 (12.12%) QA Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.06%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Automated Test Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
1 3 (9.09%) jQuery
1 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.06%) OOCSS
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) WinForms
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) VMS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Product Management
5 4 (12.12%) Information Security
6 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Release Management
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Test Management
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.06%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C++
2 11 (33.33%) C
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) Perl
4 4 (12.12%) PHP
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) ISEB
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) Dell
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