The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 129 104 117
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 50 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 1.67% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.87% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 41
Median salary £36,750 £38,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £30,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,850 £51,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Test Automation
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
2566 2668 3271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.07% 89.26% 84.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1686 2180
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Automation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -11 20 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Edinburgh -18 12 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Test Scripting
3 26 (38.81%) Manual Testing
4 21 (31.34%) SQL
4 21 (31.34%) Python
5 20 (29.85%) Release Management
6 19 (28.36%) Degree
7 18 (26.87%) Selenium
8 16 (23.88%) Linux
9 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
10 13 (19.40%) Finance
11 12 (17.91%) Java
11 12 (17.91%) QA
12 10 (14.93%) BDD
12 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
12 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
13 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
13 9 (13.43%) TestNG
13 9 (13.43%) Scrum
13 9 (13.43%) ISEB
14 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
14 8 (11.94%) User Stories
14 8 (11.94%) Automation Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
14 8 (11.94%) User Experience
15 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
15 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
15 7 (10.45%) Windows
15 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (10.45%) FitNesse

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.99%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) DB2
2 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.43%) TestNG
4 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
5 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
5 5 (7.46%) JBehave
5 5 (7.46%) JIRA
5 5 (7.46%) JUnit
5 5 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (7.46%) Maven
5 5 (7.46%) Subversion
5 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.97%) Robot Framework
7 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.49%) TestLink
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Back Office
3 5 (7.46%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Analyst
2 25 (37.31%) Test Analyst
3 21 (31.34%) Test Engineer
4 16 (23.88%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (23.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (19.40%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Systems Test Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Manual Tester
10 3 (4.48%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Spring
2 5 (7.46%) REST
2 5 (7.46%) RESTful
2 5 (7.46%) SOAP
3 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.99%) CGI
5 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) J2SE
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) User Experience
2 6 (8.96%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.96%) Equities
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) VSAM
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Derivative
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Unix
4 3 (4.48%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Test Scripting
3 26 (38.81%) Manual Testing
4 20 (29.85%) Release Management
5 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.93%) BDD
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
8 8 (11.94%) Automation Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.94%) User Stories
9 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.96%) Web Application Development
11 5 (7.46%) API Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (7.46%) ETL
11 5 (7.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Python
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) Java
3 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.46%) Perl
5 5 (7.46%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) COBOL
7 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) JCL
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Degree
2 9 (13.43%) ISEB
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.46%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Sun
3 2 (2.99%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Telerik
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