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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 58 72 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.90% 2.11% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.31% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 12
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,250 £47,375
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
975 1170 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 91.21% 91.62% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 618 793 786
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) Finance
2 34 (50.75%) Selenium
3 28 (41.79%) Software Testing
4 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
5 24 (35.82%) SpecFlow
6 23 (34.33%) Gherkin
7 20 (29.85%) C#
8 19 (28.36%) Manual Testing
9 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (25.37%) .NET
10 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
11 16 (23.88%) Cucumber
12 15 (22.39%) Java
12 15 (22.39%) Defect Management
13 14 (20.90%) SQL
13 14 (20.90%) Automated Testing
14 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
14 13 (19.40%) QA
15 12 (17.91%) BDD
15 12 (17.91%) Waterfall
15 12 (17.91%) User Stories
15 12 (17.91%) Scrum
16 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
17 10 (14.93%) OOP
17 10 (14.93%) OO
17 10 (14.93%) TDD
17 10 (14.93%) Mentoring
17 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
17 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) Selenium
2 24 (35.82%) SpecFlow
3 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
4 16 (23.88%) Cucumber
5 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
6 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
7 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
8 9 (13.43%) JIRA
8 9 (13.43%) Subversion
8 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (11.94%) MSTest
9 8 (11.94%) NUnit
10 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
11 6 (8.96%) Jasmine
11 6 (8.96%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (8.96%) Robot Framework
12 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
13 1 (1.49%) Hudson
13 1 (1.49%) Maven
13 1 (1.49%) Selenium IDE
General
1 34 (50.75%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Games
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Test Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) Test Automation Engineer
3 16 (23.88%) Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) QA Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Tester
6 8 (11.94%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (7.46%) QA Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.48%) Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Graduate
10 3 (4.48%) Graduate Test Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Head of Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Senior Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) Gherkin
2 17 (25.37%) .NET
3 7 (10.45%) REST
4 6 (8.96%) SOAP
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 2 (2.99%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.49%) JSON
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
7 1 (1.49%) Spring
7 1 (1.49%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Software Testing
3 19 (28.36%) Manual Testing
4 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.39%) Defect Management
6 14 (20.90%) Automated Testing
7 12 (17.91%) BDD
7 12 (17.91%) Scrum
7 12 (17.91%) User Stories
7 12 (17.91%) Waterfall
8 10 (14.93%) Mentoring
8 10 (14.93%) OO
8 10 (14.93%) OOP
8 10 (14.93%) TDD
8 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
9 9 (13.43%) Integration Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.94%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) C#
2 15 (22.39%) Java
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) VBA
6 1 (1.49%) Delphi
6 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) ISEB
2 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
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