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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 69 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 34 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.38% 1.50% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 1.74% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 24 20 3
Average salary £36,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
1246 1382 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 87.38% 86.59% 84.30%
Number of salaries quoted 778 905 592
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £57,500 £60,000
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 1 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (55.36%) Selenium
3 24 (42.86%) Finance
4 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
5 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 20 (35.71%) SQL
6 19 (33.93%) WebDriver
6 19 (33.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (32.14%) BDD
8 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
9 13 (23.21%) HP UFT
10 12 (21.43%) Linux
10 12 (21.43%) Automated Testing
11 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
11 11 (19.64%) User Stories
12 10 (17.86%) JIRA
12 10 (17.86%) TDD
13 9 (16.07%) HTML
13 9 (16.07%) JUnit
13 9 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
14 8 (14.29%) QA
14 8 (14.29%) Financial Institution
15 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 7 (12.50%) Test Management
16 6 (10.71%) Investment Management
16 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
16 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
16 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (10.71%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (5.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (55.36%) Selenium
2 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 19 (33.93%) WebDriver
4 13 (23.21%) HP UFT
5 10 (17.86%) JIRA
6 9 (16.07%) JUnit
7 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
8 5 (8.93%) FitNesse
9 4 (7.14%) Maven
9 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
9 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 4 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (3.57%) Appium
10 2 (3.57%) QUnit
10 2 (3.57%) MSTest
10 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.79%) JMeter
11 1 (1.79%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.79%) Behat
General
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Analyst
1 32 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
4 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.93%) HTML5
3 5 (8.93%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) Ajax
4 4 (7.14%) Dojo
4 4 (7.14%) jQuery
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
5 3 (5.36%) .NET
5 3 (5.36%) EJB
6 2 (3.57%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.57%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.57%) Web Services
7 1 (1.79%) D3.js
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
3 19 (33.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (32.14%) BDD
5 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.64%) User Stories
7 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
8 10 (17.86%) TDD
9 7 (12.50%) Test Management
10 6 (10.71%) Investment Management
10 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.71%) SDLC
11 5 (8.93%) Scrum
11 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
11 5 (8.93%) Release Management
12 4 (7.14%) Open Source
12 4 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
13 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) XPath
4 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.79%) Python
4 1 (1.79%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Charles River
3 1 (1.79%) Hyland
3 1 (1.79%) Twitter
3 1 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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