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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 93 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 0.38% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.45% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1277 1107 1003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.01% 83.55% 81.02%
Number of salaries quoted 853 707 705
Average salary £42,000 £46,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.18% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 2 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 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 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (42.50%) C++
3 13 (32.50%) C
3 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Stress Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Unit Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (22.50%) Finance
5 8 (20.00%) QA
6 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.00%) Java
7 6 (15.00%) SQL
8 5 (12.50%) ISEB
8 5 (12.50%) Degree
8 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.00%) Product Management
9 4 (10.00%) Big Data
9 4 (10.00%) Selenium
9 4 (10.00%) jQuery
9 4 (10.00%) Information Security
9 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (10.00%) Dell
9 4 (10.00%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Software Engineer
1 13 (32.50%) Principal Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Principal Software Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Developer
6 4 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Software Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) jQuery
2 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.50%) OOCSS
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) Java EE
3 1 (2.50%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.50%) Statistics
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Unit Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Stress Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.00%) Product Management
4 4 (10.00%) Information Security
5 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Release Management
5 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Management
5 3 (7.50%) BDD
5 3 (7.50%) Progressive Enhancement
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Coaching
6 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) C++
2 13 (32.50%) C
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) Perl
5 4 (10.00%) PHP
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.00%) Dell
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
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