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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 35 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.06% 1.14% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.27% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 35 32 24
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,250 £50,000
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
2121 2754 2819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.12% 89.44% 88.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1744 1854
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Edinburgh +29 41 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Glasgow -1 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 54 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (54.35%) Selenium
3 44 (47.83%) Finance
4 33 (35.87%) Software Testing
5 26 (28.26%) Manual Testing
5 26 (28.26%) Cucumber
5 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
5 26 (28.26%) SpecFlow
6 25 (27.17%) Gherkin
7 24 (26.09%) C#
8 23 (25.00%) Java
9 22 (23.91%) QA
10 19 (20.65%) HP UFT
10 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (19.57%) SQL
11 18 (19.57%) Scrum
12 17 (18.48%) .NET
12 17 (18.48%) Defect Management
13 16 (17.39%) BDD
13 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
13 16 (17.39%) Degree
14 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
15 14 (15.22%) JIRA
16 13 (14.13%) Automated Testing
16 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
16 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
16 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
16 13 (14.13%) User Stories
17 12 (13.04%) Robot Framework
17 12 (13.04%) Games

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 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
1 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (54.35%) Selenium
2 26 (28.26%) Cucumber
2 26 (28.26%) SpecFlow
3 19 (20.65%) HP UFT
4 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 14 (15.22%) JIRA
6 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
7 12 (13.04%) Robot Framework
8 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
10 7 (7.61%) FitNesse
10 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
10 7 (7.61%) Subversion
11 6 (6.52%) Jasmine
11 6 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (6.52%) MSTest
11 6 (6.52%) NUnit
12 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.17%) JUnit
12 2 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 44 (47.83%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Games
2 12 (13.04%) Retail
3 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Test Engineer
2 21 (22.83%) Analyst
2 21 (22.83%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 17 (18.48%) QA Engineer
4 17 (18.48%) Tester
5 11 (11.96%) QA Test Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.52%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (5.43%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.43%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Graduate
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Automation Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) Gherkin
2 17 (18.48%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) REST
4 6 (6.52%) SOAP
5 4 (4.35%) CSS
5 4 (4.35%) HTML
6 3 (3.26%) J2EE
7 2 (2.17%) RESTful
7 2 (2.17%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.09%) jQuery
8 1 (1.09%) JSON
8 1 (1.09%) Node.js
8 1 (1.09%) OpenEmbedded
8 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.09%) Web Services
8 1 (1.09%) XML
8 1 (1.09%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (3.26%) Unix
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) Software Testing
3 26 (28.26%) Manual Testing
4 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (19.57%) Scrum
6 17 (18.48%) Defect Management
7 16 (17.39%) BDD
8 13 (14.13%) Automated Testing
8 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
8 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.13%) User Stories
9 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 11 (11.96%) Integration Testing
10 11 (11.96%) OOP
10 11 (11.96%) Performance Testing
10 11 (11.96%) TDD
11 8 (8.70%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.70%) OO
11 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) C#
2 23 (25.00%) Java
3 18 (19.57%) SQL
4 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.43%) Python
6 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.17%) VBA
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) Delphi
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Degree
2 8 (8.70%) ISEB
3 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
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