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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 82 89 117
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +28
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 73 89 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.47% 2.32% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.86% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 38 54 22
Average salary £40,000 £36,125 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.72% -9.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £25,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £48,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.06% -
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
2543 3114 2490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 86.12% 81.28% 78.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 2068 1489
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 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 22 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 +1 33 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Glasgow +10 32 £37,500 +15.38% 6
West Lothian - 6 £40,000 - 1
Dundee +5 2 £20,000 -9.09%
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 68 (52.71%) SQL
2 54 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (41.09%) HTML
4 48 (37.21%) QA
5 44 (34.11%) Finance
6 39 (30.23%) .NET
6 39 (30.23%) Selenium
7 38 (29.46%) JavaScript
8 35 (27.13%) Web Services
9 34 (26.36%) C#
10 33 (25.58%) Java
10 33 (25.58%) HTML5
11 32 (24.81%) CSS
12 31 (24.03%) Microsoft
13 29 (22.48%) .NET Framework
13 29 (22.48%) Degree
14 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
15 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET
15 26 (20.16%) XML
15 26 (20.16%) Oracle
15 26 (20.16%) Relational Database
16 24 (18.60%) Performance Testing
16 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
17 23 (17.83%) Computer Science
17 23 (17.83%) UNIX
18 22 (17.05%) SOAP
18 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
18 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
19 20 (15.50%) Entity Framework
19 20 (15.50%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 14 (10.85%) Tomcat
2 12 (9.30%) Apache
3 9 (6.98%) IIS
4 7 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Documentum
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) SSL
2 2 (1.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.16%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.63%) RDBMS
4 13 (10.08%) MySQL
5 10 (7.75%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (6.98%) Hadoop
6 9 (6.98%) Big Data
7 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.78%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 39 (30.23%) Selenium
2 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.95%) Visual Studio
4 17 (13.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (13.18%) Cucumber
4 17 (13.18%) TeamCity
5 16 (12.40%) JUnit
5 16 (12.40%) GitLab
6 14 (10.85%) LoadRunner
7 11 (8.53%) MSBuild
8 10 (7.75%) SpecFlow
8 10 (7.75%) WatiN
8 10 (7.75%) JIRA
8 10 (7.75%) Subversion
9 5 (3.88%) Maven
10 4 (3.10%) Introscope
11 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.33%) JMeter
11 3 (2.33%) EasyMock
12 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (34.11%) Finance
2 19 (14.73%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (38.76%) Developer
2 26 (20.16%) Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Test Analyst
4 18 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 18 (13.95%) Senior Developer
5 17 (13.18%) Test Engineer
6 16 (12.40%) .NET Developer
7 14 (10.85%) Tester
8 12 (9.30%) QA Engineer
9 11 (8.53%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (7.75%) Software Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) QA Analyst
11 8 (6.20%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Automation Tester
13 6 (4.65%) Systems Tester
14 5 (3.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (41.09%) HTML
2 39 (30.23%) .NET
3 35 (27.13%) Web Services
4 33 (25.58%) HTML5
5 32 (24.81%) CSS
6 29 (22.48%) .NET Framework
7 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET
7 26 (20.16%) XML
8 22 (17.05%) SOAP
9 20 (15.50%) Entity Framework
9 20 (15.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 18 (13.95%) jQuery
10 18 (13.95%) LINQ
10 18 (13.95%) LINQ to SQL
11 12 (9.30%) JSP
11 12 (9.30%) Servlets
12 11 (8.53%) JMS
12 11 (8.53%) NHibernate
13 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
13 10 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Computer Science
2 18 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Open Source
3 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.88%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.10%) RIA
6 3 (2.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) GIS
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) UNIX
2 20 (15.50%) Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Debian
4 7 (5.43%) Windows
5 4 (3.10%) Android
6 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.60%) Performance Testing
2 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
3 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
4 19 (14.73%) MVC
4 19 (14.73%) Software Testing
5 18 (13.95%) OO
5 18 (13.95%) Mentoring
6 16 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (11.63%) ETL
7 15 (11.63%) Scrum
7 15 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (11.63%) Manual Testing
8 13 (10.08%) Project Management
8 13 (10.08%) Business Analysis
8 13 (10.08%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.08%) TDD
9 11 (8.53%) System Testing
10 10 (7.75%) Analytics
10 10 (7.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (52.71%) SQL
2 38 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.36%) C#
4 33 (25.58%) Java
5 15 (11.63%) Perl
5 15 (11.63%) Python
6 10 (7.75%) T-SQL
6 10 (7.75%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.20%) XPath
7 8 (6.20%) C++
8 7 (5.43%) VBA
9 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.88%) Ruby
10 4 (3.10%) C
11 3 (2.33%) XQuery
12 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (22.48%) Degree
2 17 (13.18%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.53%) ISEB
4 5 (3.88%) CISSP
4 5 (3.88%) CISA
5 4 (3.10%) CSQA
6 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 31 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.16%) Oracle
3 10 (7.75%) TIBCO
3 10 (7.75%) Informatica
4 6 (4.65%) IBM
4 6 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (1.55%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) Cognos
5 2 (1.55%) Twitter
6 1 (0.78%) FatWire
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Siebel
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Hyland
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