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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 92 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 0.76% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.92% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 1
Average salary £34,500 £37,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.38% +30.70%
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
1215 1192 979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.48% 82.26% 82.90%
Number of salaries quoted 811 777 636
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 11 (33.33%) QA
3 11 (33.33%) Selenium
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 9 (27.27%) Test Management
5 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) C++
7 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Java
7 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.15%) ISEB
9 4 (12.12%) WinForms
9 4 (12.12%) Information Security
9 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Perl
9 4 (12.12%) PHP
9 4 (12.12%) Dell
9 4 (12.12%) UNIX
9 4 (12.12%) Windows
9 4 (12.12%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (12.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) QA Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Principal Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) QA Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) WinForms
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) EJB
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) Dojo
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Social Media
4 1 (3.03%) Derivative
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Test Management
4 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) Product Management
6 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security
6 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Release Management
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Line Management
7 3 (9.09%) System Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) C++
3 6 (18.18%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 3 (9.09%) C
7 2 (6.06%) C#
8 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) VBScript
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) ISEB
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Dell
3 1 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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