The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 94 92 131
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +39
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 66 92 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.12% 2.33% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.86% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 14
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £47,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Automated Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2666 3220 2439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.59% 81.42% 78.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 2143 1421
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Scotland

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 33 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Glasgow +10 25 £77,500 +138.46% 4
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 - 1
Dundee +8 2 £20,000 -9.09% 1
Stirling - 1 £50,000 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 67 (55.37%) SQL
2 54 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (42.98%) HTML
4 42 (34.71%) .NET
5 39 (32.23%) JavaScript
5 39 (32.23%) QA
6 38 (31.40%) Finance
7 37 (30.58%) C#
7 37 (30.58%) Selenium
8 34 (28.10%) HTML5
9 33 (27.27%) Java
9 33 (27.27%) CSS
9 33 (27.27%) Web Services
10 32 (26.45%) .NET Framework
11 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
12 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
12 28 (23.14%) Oracle
12 28 (23.14%) SQL Server
12 28 (23.14%) Relational Database
13 26 (21.49%) Degree
14 25 (20.66%) XML
15 21 (17.36%) UNIX
15 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
15 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
15 21 (17.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 20 (16.53%) Entity Framework
16 20 (16.53%) SOAP
16 20 (16.53%) OO
17 19 (15.70%) Visual Studio
17 19 (15.70%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.92%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.26%) Apache
3 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.13%) IIS
4 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) JBoss
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.65%) LDAP
2 2 (1.65%) HTTP
2 2 (1.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.14%) SQL Server
1 28 (23.14%) Relational Database
2 14 (11.57%) RDBMS
3 11 (9.09%) MySQL
4 10 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.26%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.44%) Big Data
5 9 (7.44%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (30.58%) Selenium
2 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
3 19 (15.70%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.70%) Visual Studio
4 17 (14.05%) JUnit
4 17 (14.05%) TeamCity
5 16 (13.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (13.22%) GitLab
6 12 (9.92%) JIRA
6 12 (9.92%) LoadRunner
7 11 (9.09%) MSBuild
8 10 (8.26%) SpecFlow
8 10 (8.26%) WatiN
8 10 (8.26%) Subversion
9 5 (4.13%) JMeter
10 4 (3.31%) Introscope
10 4 (3.31%) Maven
11 3 (2.48%) EasyMock
11 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.65%) FogBugz
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 15 (12.40%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (41.32%) Developer
2 18 (14.88%) Senior Developer
3 17 (14.05%) Analyst
3 17 (14.05%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.05%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.40%) Test Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.74%) Tester
6 11 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Systems Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Verification Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) QA Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) HTML
2 42 (34.71%) .NET
3 34 (28.10%) HTML5
4 33 (27.27%) CSS
4 33 (27.27%) Web Services
5 32 (26.45%) .NET Framework
6 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
7 25 (20.66%) XML
8 21 (17.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 20 (16.53%) SOAP
9 20 (16.53%) Entity Framework
10 19 (15.70%) jQuery
11 18 (14.88%) LINQ to SQL
11 18 (14.88%) LINQ
12 11 (9.09%) NHibernate
13 10 (8.26%) JSP
13 10 (8.26%) Servlets
13 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
13 10 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.79%) Open Source
4 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.31%) SWIFT
5 4 (3.31%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.48%) RIA
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
7 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.65%) GIS
7 2 (1.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.36%) UNIX
2 17 (14.05%) Linux
3 8 (6.61%) Debian
3 8 (6.61%) Windows
3 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.31%) Android
5 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
3 20 (16.53%) OO
4 19 (15.70%) Scrum
4 19 (15.70%) Software Testing
5 18 (14.88%) MVC
5 18 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (14.88%) Mentoring
6 17 (14.05%) Test Scripting
6 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
7 16 (13.22%) ETL
8 15 (12.40%) TDD
8 15 (12.40%) Performance Testing
9 11 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.09%) Project Management
10 10 (8.26%) OOD
10 10 (8.26%) Analytics
11 9 (7.44%) Data Analytics
11 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (55.37%) SQL
2 39 (32.23%) JavaScript
3 37 (30.58%) C#
4 33 (27.27%) Java
5 13 (10.74%) Perl
6 10 (8.26%) T-SQL
6 10 (8.26%) Python
6 10 (8.26%) PL/SQL
7 9 (7.44%) XPath
7 9 (7.44%) C++
8 7 (5.79%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.13%) VBA
10 4 (3.31%) XQuery
10 4 (3.31%) Ruby
10 4 (3.31%) C
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) Degree
2 12 (9.92%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.09%) ISEB
4 5 (4.13%) CISSP
4 5 (4.13%) CISA
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (32.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.48%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 28 (23.14%) Oracle
3 10 (8.26%) Informatica
3 10 (8.26%) TIBCO
4 8 (6.61%) IBM
5 7 (5.79%) HP
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
6 2 (1.65%) Cognos
6 2 (1.65%) Siebel
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) FatWire
7 1 (0.83%) Hyland
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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