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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 65 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.58% 1.15% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.37% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 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
1405 1244 1029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.36% 84.45% 86.18%
Number of salaries quoted 893 823 640
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Finance
3 30 (40.54%) Selenium
4 24 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (32.43%) Manual Testing
4 24 (32.43%) Cucumber
4 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
5 23 (31.08%) SQL
6 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
7 20 (27.03%) HP UFT
7 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
8 19 (25.68%) BDD
9 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (18.92%) Financial Institution
12 13 (17.57%) Banking
12 13 (17.57%) Test Management
12 13 (17.57%) Release Management
13 11 (14.86%) User Stories
13 11 (14.86%) Linux
14 10 (13.51%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.16%) Investment Banking
15 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (12.16%) Java
15 9 (12.16%) FitNesse
15 9 (12.16%) Investment Management
15 9 (12.16%) Fund Accounting
16 8 (10.81%) Open Source
16 8 (10.81%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (5.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (40.54%) Selenium
2 24 (32.43%) Cucumber
3 20 (27.03%) HP UFT
3 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.16%) FitNesse
5 8 (10.81%) JIRA
6 7 (9.46%) JUnit
6 7 (9.46%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.41%) Maven
7 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.41%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.70%) QUnit
10 1 (1.35%) MSTest
10 1 (1.35%) Behat
10 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
General
1 31 (41.89%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Financial Institution
3 13 (17.57%) Banking
4 9 (12.16%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 45 (60.81%) Analyst
1 45 (60.81%) Test Analyst
2 21 (28.38%) Senior Test Analyst
2 21 (28.38%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Test Automation Specialist
3 8 (10.81%) Automation Specialist
3 8 (10.81%) Test Specialist
4 7 (9.46%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) QA Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.35%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.35%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) HTML
1 7 (9.46%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.41%) EJB
2 4 (5.41%) CSS
2 4 (5.41%) Ajax
2 4 (5.41%) Dojo
2 4 (5.41%) jQuery
3 3 (4.05%) HTML5
3 3 (4.05%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) Ember.js
4 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.70%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.35%) D3.js
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (32.43%) Manual Testing
2 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
3 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 19 (25.68%) BDD
5 13 (17.57%) Test Management
5 13 (17.57%) Release Management
6 11 (14.86%) User Stories
7 10 (13.51%) Automated Testing
8 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.16%) Investment Management
8 9 (12.16%) Fund Accounting
9 8 (10.81%) Open Source
10 7 (9.46%) Asset Management
10 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
11 6 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (8.11%) TDD
12 3 (4.05%) Requirements Management
12 3 (4.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) C#
5 3 (4.05%) XPath
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.46%) Charles River
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 20% pension + h/care + life
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago