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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 92 86 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 71 97 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.25% 2.60% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 3.09% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 53 55 35
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £26,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
2784 3137 2695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.41% 83.99% 81.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1772 2096 1763
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -8 33 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Glasgow +4 31 £35,500 -5.33% 5
West Lothian 0 6 £40,000 -
Dundee -5 1 £27,500 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (44.44%) QA
2 57 (42.22%) HTML
3 51 (37.78%) SQL
4 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 44 (32.59%) Degree
6 44 (32.59%) Web Services
7 41 (30.37%) Java
8 39 (28.89%) JavaScript
9 38 (28.15%) Finance
10 36 (26.67%) CSS
11 35 (25.93%) Selenium
12 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
13 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
13 31 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (22.22%) SOAP
14 30 (22.22%) Linux
15 29 (21.48%) Tomcat
15 29 (21.48%) Perl
16 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
17 27 (20.00%) HTML5
18 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
19 25 (18.52%) OO
19 25 (18.52%) XML
19 25 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
20 24 (17.78%) Internet
21 23 (17.04%) .NET
21 23 (17.04%) C#
21 23 (17.04%) Oracle
21 23 (17.04%) Python

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (21.48%) Tomcat
2 23 (17.04%) Apache
3 11 (8.15%) IIS
4 9 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.93%) JBoss
6 3 (2.22%) CMS
6 3 (2.22%) Node.js
7 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.74%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) SaaS
2 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.48%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) LDAP
2 2 (1.48%) SSL
2 2 (1.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
2 22 (16.30%) MySQL
3 21 (15.56%) RDBMS
4 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.93%) Big Data
5 8 (5.93%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.93%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.74%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 35 (25.93%) Selenium
2 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
3 22 (16.30%) TeamCity
4 21 (15.56%) GitLab
5 20 (14.81%) HP UFT
6 17 (12.59%) JUnit
7 15 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 9 (6.67%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.67%) MSBuild
10 8 (5.93%) Subversion
10 8 (5.93%) WatiN
10 8 (5.93%) EasyMock
11 7 (5.19%) JIRA
12 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
13 5 (3.70%) Maven
14 3 (2.22%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.48%) TestComplete
15 2 (1.48%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (28.15%) Finance
2 20 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (42.96%) Developer
2 32 (23.70%) Analyst
2 32 (23.70%) Test Analyst
2 32 (23.70%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Test Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 15 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.37%) Tester
7 12 (8.89%) .NET Developer
8 11 (8.15%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Automation Tester
10 9 (6.67%) QA Analyst
11 8 (5.93%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.19%) Senior QA Analyst
12 7 (5.19%) Senior QA Test Analyst
13 6 (4.44%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (42.22%) HTML
2 44 (32.59%) Web Services
3 36 (26.67%) CSS
4 30 (22.22%) SOAP
5 27 (20.00%) HTML5
6 25 (18.52%) XML
7 23 (17.04%) .NET
8 22 (16.30%) JSP
8 22 (16.30%) Servlets
9 20 (14.81%) CGI
10 17 (12.59%) ASP.NET
11 15 (11.11%) jQuery
11 15 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 14 (10.37%) Entity Framework
12 14 (10.37%) LINQ to SQL
12 14 (10.37%) LINQ
12 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (9.63%) JMS
14 12 (8.89%) Spring MVC
14 12 (8.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 31 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.96%) RIA
3 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.22%) User Experience
4 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
6 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.22%) Linux
2 20 (14.81%) Debian
2 20 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (11.85%) UNIX
4 2 (1.48%) Windows
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
3 25 (18.52%) OO
3 25 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (17.04%) Software Engineering
4 23 (17.04%) Test Automation
4 23 (17.04%) SDLC
5 20 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 20 (14.81%) Project Management
5 20 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 18 (13.33%) MVC
7 15 (11.11%) TDD
7 15 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 15 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 14 (10.37%) Security Testing
8 14 (10.37%) Test Management
9 13 (9.63%) Release Management
10 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.89%) Manual Testing
10 12 (8.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.78%) SQL
2 41 (30.37%) Java
3 39 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 29 (21.48%) Perl
5 23 (17.04%) C#
5 23 (17.04%) Python
6 9 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.67%) VBA
6 9 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.67%) Ruby
7 5 (3.70%) C++
8 4 (2.96%) XPath
9 2 (1.48%) VBScript
9 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (32.59%) Degree
2 23 (17.04%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.41%) ISEB
4 5 (3.70%) CISA
4 5 (3.70%) CISSP
4 5 (3.70%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.04%) Oracle
3 8 (5.93%) TIBCO
3 8 (5.93%) Informatica
4 7 (5.19%) SAP
5 2 (1.48%) HP
5 2 (1.48%) Adobe
6 1 (0.74%) FatWire
6 1 (0.74%) VMware
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) Siebel
6 1 (0.74%) Twitter
6 1 (0.74%) Hyland
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