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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 66 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 28 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.49% 1.80% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.09% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 3
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
1151 1339 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.93% 85.94% 80.97%
Number of salaries quoted 698 867 535
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Selenium
3 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 19 (39.58%) Finance
4 19 (39.58%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (35.42%) WebDriver
6 15 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 15 (31.25%) BDD
7 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Linux
8 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (20.83%) HTML
9 10 (20.83%) JIRA
9 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
9 10 (20.83%) User Stories
10 9 (18.75%) QA
10 9 (18.75%) TDD
10 9 (18.75%) JUnit
11 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.58%) Test Management
12 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
12 7 (14.58%) SpecFlow
12 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.58%) SDLC
13 6 (12.50%) HTML5
14 5 (10.42%) Investment Management
14 5 (10.42%) XPath

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 17 (35.42%) WebDriver
3 15 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (20.83%) JIRA
6 9 (18.75%) JUnit
7 7 (14.58%) SpecFlow
8 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (6.25%) Maven
9 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
9 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.17%) QUnit
10 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.17%) Appium
10 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.17%) MSTest
10 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.08%) Behat
11 1 (2.08%) SilkPerformer
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 24 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) HTML5
3 5 (10.42%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) CSS
3 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.25%) jQuery
4 3 (6.25%) Ajax
4 3 (6.25%) Dojo
4 3 (6.25%) EJB
4 3 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.17%) Ember.js
5 2 (4.17%) D3.js
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.08%) CSS3
6 1 (2.08%) SVG
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.08%) Telematics
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Android
2 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 17 (35.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (31.25%) BDD
5 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 10 (20.83%) User Stories
7 9 (18.75%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Test Management
8 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
8 7 (14.58%) SDLC
9 5 (10.42%) Investment Management
10 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 3 (6.25%) Validation
11 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) XPath
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Charles River
3 1 (2.08%) Hyland
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter
3 1 (2.08%) SOASTA, Inc
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Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago