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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 52 80 96
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.64% 1.79% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 1.98% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 14
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
976 1314 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 91.13% 90.62% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 627 815 905
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 4 December 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 34 (50.75%) Finance
1 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (50.75%) Selenium
2 26 (38.81%) Software Testing
3 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
4 22 (32.84%) Manual Testing
5 21 (31.34%) SpecFlow
6 20 (29.85%) Gherkin
7 19 (28.36%) Java
8 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
9 17 (25.37%) C#
9 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
10 16 (23.88%) QA
11 15 (22.39%) Defect Management
12 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
12 13 (19.40%) SQL
12 13 (19.40%) BDD
13 12 (17.91%) Games
13 12 (17.91%) .NET
14 11 (16.42%) Scrum
14 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Retail
14 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
14 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
15 10 (14.93%) Robot Framework
15 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
15 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
15 10 (14.93%) TDD
16 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) 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 21 (31.34%) SpecFlow
3 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
3 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
4 10 (14.93%) Robot Framework
4 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
5 9 (13.43%) JIRA
5 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
6 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
7 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
7 7 (10.45%) Subversion
7 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (8.96%) Jasmine
8 6 (8.96%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (7.46%) MSTest
9 5 (7.46%) NUnit
10 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.99%) Maven
11 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 34 (50.75%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Games
3 11 (16.42%) Retail
4 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Test Engineer
2 16 (23.88%) Test Automation Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) QA Engineer
5 11 (16.42%) QA Test Engineer
6 10 (14.93%) Tester
7 8 (11.94%) Test Leader
8 6 (8.96%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.97%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
10 4 (5.97%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Graduate
12 2 (2.99%) Head of Testing
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Applications Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Automation Tester
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) Gherkin
2 12 (17.91%) .NET
3 7 (10.45%) REST
4 6 (8.96%) SOAP
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
5 3 (4.48%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) Spring
7 1 (1.49%) JSON
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
7 1 (1.49%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.49%) EPoS
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Software Testing
3 22 (32.84%) Manual Testing
4 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.39%) Defect Management
6 13 (19.40%) BDD
7 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
7 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
7 11 (16.42%) Scrum
7 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
8 10 (14.93%) TDD
8 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
9 9 (13.43%) User Stories
10 8 (11.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.45%) OO
11 7 (10.45%) OOP
12 6 (8.96%) Data Management
12 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) C#
3 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 13 (19.40%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) VBA
5 1 (1.49%) Delphi
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
1 7 (10.45%) ISEB
1 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) VMware
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