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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 72 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 34 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.29% 1.08% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.26% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
1316 1270 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.68% 85.58% 85.15%
Number of salaries quoted 840 842 647
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.00%) Selenium
3 28 (46.67%) Finance
4 24 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
6 20 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 20 (33.33%) SQL
7 19 (31.67%) Manual Testing
7 19 (31.67%) BDD
8 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
9 13 (21.67%) Financial Institution
9 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
10 11 (18.33%) Linux
10 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
10 11 (18.33%) User Stories
11 9 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (15.00%) Release Management
11 9 (15.00%) FitNesse
11 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (15.00%) Java
12 8 (13.33%) HTML
12 8 (13.33%) JUnit
12 8 (13.33%) Client/Server
12 8 (13.33%) JIRA
12 8 (13.33%) Open Source
13 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
13 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.67%) Investment Management
13 7 (11.67%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) Selenium
2 24 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 20 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
5 9 (15.00%) FitNesse
6 8 (13.33%) JUnit
6 8 (13.33%) JIRA
7 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
8 4 (6.67%) Maven
9 2 (3.33%) QUnit
9 2 (3.33%) MSTest
10 1 (1.67%) Behat
10 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.67%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 28 (46.67%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Financial Institution
3 6 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 36 (60.00%) Analyst
1 36 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Test Specialist
3 8 (13.33%) Test Automation Specialist
3 8 (13.33%) Automation Specialist
4 6 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (1.67%) Consultant
8 1 (1.67%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
2 6 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) Ajax
3 4 (6.67%) Dojo
3 4 (6.67%) jQuery
3 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) EJB
5 2 (3.33%) Ember.js
5 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.67%) D3.js
6 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 20 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (31.67%) Manual Testing
4 19 (31.67%) BDD
5 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (18.33%) User Stories
6 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.00%) Release Management
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
9 7 (11.67%) Investment Management
9 7 (11.67%) TDD
10 6 (10.00%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.00%) Test Management
11 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (6.67%) SDLC
12 4 (6.67%) Scrum
13 3 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) XPath
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Charles River
3 1 (1.67%) Hyland
3 1 (1.67%) Twitter
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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