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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 95 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 0.70% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.86% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 0
Average salary £34,000 £37,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.72% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1279 1164 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.27% 81.80% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 853 740 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 15 (44.12%) C++
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
4 11 (32.35%) C
4 11 (32.35%) Stress Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Unit Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (23.53%) QA
6 7 (20.59%) Degree
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) Java
7 6 (17.65%) Selenium
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) ISEB
8 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
8 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
8 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
8 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (11.76%) Product Management
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management
9 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Big Data
9 4 (11.76%) Perl
9 4 (11.76%) PHP
9 4 (11.76%) UNIX
9 4 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (8.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.94%) JMeter
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Principal Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) Principal Software Engineer
4 8 (23.53%) Test Engineer
5 7 (20.59%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (17.65%) Analyst
6 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
7 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
8 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
8 4 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (8.82%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (5.88%) Developer
10 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
10 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
10 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.94%) Automated Test Analyst
11 1 (2.94%) Automated Test Developer
11 1 (2.94%) Software Manager
11 1 (2.94%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) WinForms
2 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Java EE
3 1 (2.94%) Dojo
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
3 11 (32.35%) Stress Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Unit Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Test Management
5 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Information Security
5 4 (11.76%) Product Management
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C++
2 11 (32.35%) C
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.76%) Perl
6 4 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (11.76%) Python
7 2 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.94%) VBScript
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.76%) Dell
2 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
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