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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 101 74 120
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +46
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 65 104 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.97% 2.83% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 3.38% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 36
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £51,250
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
2928 3074 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.54% 83.56% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 1990 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 -3 29 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Glasgow -21 29 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Dundee -3 3 £35,000 +27.27%
Aberdeen +10 2 £45,000 -14.28%
West Lothian -2 2 £40,000 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 61 (44.20%) HTML
2 58 (42.03%) QA
3 51 (36.96%) Degree
3 51 (36.96%) Java
4 46 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 44 (31.88%) SQL
6 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 42 (30.43%) Web Services
7 40 (28.99%) Relational Database
7 40 (28.99%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (28.26%) CSS
9 38 (27.54%) Tomcat
10 33 (23.91%) Finance
10 33 (23.91%) Git (software)
11 32 (23.19%) Linux
12 31 (22.46%) SOAP
12 31 (22.46%) Perl
13 29 (21.01%) OO
14 28 (20.29%) Oracle
15 26 (18.84%) Internet
15 26 (18.84%) Test Scripting
16 25 (18.12%) TeamCity
16 25 (18.12%) GitLab
16 25 (18.12%) HTML5
16 25 (18.12%) Microsoft
16 25 (18.12%) Software Engineering
17 24 (17.39%) Apache
17 24 (17.39%) JSP
17 24 (17.39%) Servlets

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (27.54%) Tomcat
2 24 (17.39%) Apache
3 16 (11.59%) JBoss
4 9 (6.52%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.52%) IIS
5 3 (2.17%) CMS
6 2 (1.45%) Node.js
6 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.72%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.45%) LDAP
2 2 (1.45%) HTTP
2 2 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.99%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.39%) MySQL
3 23 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 16 (11.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (11.59%) Oracle Database
5 15 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.07%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 7 (5.07%) Big Data
7 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.72%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 25 (18.12%) TeamCity
2 25 (18.12%) GitLab
3 24 (17.39%) Selenium
4 23 (16.67%) JUnit
5 16 (11.59%) HP UFT
5 16 (11.59%) EasyMock
6 13 (9.42%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.70%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.80%) SpecFlow
9 7 (5.07%) MSBuild
9 7 (5.07%) Subversion
9 7 (5.07%) WatiN
10 6 (4.35%) LoadRunner
10 6 (4.35%) JIRA
11 4 (2.90%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.90%) Maven
12 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.45%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.45%) WebStorm
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Local Government
4 1 (0.72%) Law
4 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Developer
2 44 (31.88%) Java Developer
3 33 (23.91%) Analyst
3 33 (23.91%) Test Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Test Analyst
5 14 (10.14%) QA Engineer
6 13 (9.42%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) Tester
8 10 (7.25%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Senior QA Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (5.07%) Senior QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) Automation Tester
12 6 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (44.20%) HTML
2 42 (30.43%) Web Services
3 39 (28.26%) CSS
4 31 (22.46%) SOAP
5 25 (18.12%) HTML5
6 24 (17.39%) JSP
6 24 (17.39%) Servlets
7 23 (16.67%) XML
8 22 (15.94%) CGI
8 22 (15.94%) .NET
9 20 (14.49%) Hibernate
9 20 (14.49%) Spring
9 20 (14.49%) Spring MVC
10 16 (11.59%) PowerMock
11 13 (9.42%) jQuery
11 13 (9.42%) ASP.NET
11 13 (9.42%) JMS
12 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (8.70%) LINQ
12 12 (8.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 40 (28.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.90%) RIA
4 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.19%) Linux
2 22 (15.94%) Debian
2 22 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (10.87%) UNIX
4 6 (4.35%) Windows
5 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) OO
3 26 (18.84%) Test Scripting
4 25 (18.12%) Software Engineering
5 23 (16.67%) TDD
6 22 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (15.94%) Test Automation
7 20 (14.49%) Project Management
8 19 (13.77%) Mentoring
9 18 (13.04%) SDLC
10 17 (12.32%) Test Management
10 17 (12.32%) Performance Testing
11 16 (11.59%) Software Testing
11 16 (11.59%) MVC
12 12 (8.70%) Business Analysis
12 12 (8.70%) Security Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 11 (7.97%) Release Management
13 11 (7.97%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.96%) Java
2 44 (31.88%) SQL
3 42 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 31 (22.46%) Perl
5 22 (15.94%) C#
5 22 (15.94%) Python
6 9 (6.52%) Ruby
6 9 (6.52%) VBA
7 8 (5.80%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.07%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.90%) C++
10 3 (2.17%) XPath
11 2 (1.45%) VBScript
12 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (36.96%) Degree
2 21 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.80%) ISEB
4 5 (3.62%) CSQA
5 4 (2.90%) CISSP
5 4 (2.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (42.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (20.29%) Oracle
2 25 (18.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.80%) SAP
4 7 (5.07%) Informatica
4 7 (5.07%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (0.72%) FatWire
6 1 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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