The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 79 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.93% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 5
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,455 £47,500 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,450 £59,250 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1379 860 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.17% 78.32% 73.69%
Number of salaries quoted 896 490 750
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% +10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (34.15%) Finance
1 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
2 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
3 11 (26.83%) Scrum
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Web Services
4 9 (21.95%) BDD
5 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
5 8 (19.51%) SQL
6 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.07%) SOA
7 6 (14.63%) HP
7 6 (14.63%) C
7 6 (14.63%) C++
7 6 (14.63%) OO
7 6 (14.63%) JBoss
7 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.63%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
7 6 (14.63%) Stress Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
7 6 (14.63%) QA
7 6 (14.63%) Test Management
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) Linux
8 5 (12.20%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) IMAP
2 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.88%) Informix
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JMeter
1 4 (9.76%) Selenium
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Fiddler
2 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) FogBugz
4 1 (2.44%) Calabash
4 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Test Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Principal Software Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Software Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Software Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Perl Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) JSON
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) LAMP
4 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.88%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) Django
5 1 (2.44%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) OOCSS
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.44%) Lucene
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.76%) Blog
2 4 (9.76%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) BDD
4 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
5 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.07%) SOA
6 6 (14.63%) OO
6 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
6 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
6 6 (14.63%) Stress Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Test Management
6 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.76%) Change Management
8 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) C
2 6 (14.63%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.20%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) HP
1 6 (14.63%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft