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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 72 89 99
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 1.09% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.26% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 3
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
1153 1194 1215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.36% 86.77% 86.29%
Number of salaries quoted 768 753 799
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 41 (74.55%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 36 (65.45%) Manual Testing
4 34 (61.82%) Release Management
5 11 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (16.36%) Finance
8 8 (14.55%) Banking
8 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (14.55%) Fund Accounting
8 8 (14.55%) Test Management
8 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
10 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.09%) SQL
10 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
11 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Defect Management
11 4 (7.27%) ISEB
11 4 (7.27%) .NET
11 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
12 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
12 3 (5.45%) Degree
12 3 (5.45%) Scrum
12 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
12 3 (5.45%) C#
12 3 (5.45%) Java
12 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.82%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.82%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Analyst
1 44 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 35 (63.64%) Senior Analyst
2 35 (63.64%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
4 2 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
4 2 (3.64%) Software Analyst
4 2 (3.64%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (1.82%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (1.82%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (1.82%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (1.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (1.82%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.82%) Ajax
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) Dojo
3 1 (1.82%) EJB
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (74.55%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 36 (65.45%) Manual Testing
4 34 (61.82%) Release Management
5 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Fund Accounting
5 8 (14.55%) Test Management
6 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Defect Management
7 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
9 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.64%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (3.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Tcl
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) ISEB
1 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Charles River
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 26 days ago