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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 136 134 153
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.84% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.03% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 4
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,500 £38,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
2939 2530 2504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.00% 81.93% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1894 1638 1663
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,017
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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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 18 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Glasgow -24 9 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Software Testing
3 25 (29.07%) SQL
4 24 (27.91%) Finance
5 23 (26.74%) C++
6 20 (23.26%) Software Engineering
6 20 (23.26%) QA
6 20 (23.26%) Unit Testing
7 18 (20.93%) C
7 18 (20.93%) Stress Testing
8 17 (19.77%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (18.60%) UNIX
9 16 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (16.28%) Java
10 14 (16.28%) Automated Testing
11 11 (12.79%) ISEB
11 11 (12.79%) Degree
11 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
12 10 (11.63%) ISTQB
13 9 (10.47%) JMS
13 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
14 8 (9.30%) WebLogic
14 8 (9.30%) Python
14 8 (9.30%) FIXML
14 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
14 8 (9.30%) BDD
15 7 (8.14%) VBA
15 7 (8.14%) Selenium

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) LAN
1 2 (2.33%) WAN
1 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.14%) Selenium
4 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.49%) Concordion
5 3 (3.49%) JUnit
6 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.33%) Maven
6 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 2 (2.33%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.33%) Moq
7 1 (1.16%) JBehave
7 1 (1.16%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.16%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.16%) TestNG
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Games
3 3 (3.49%) Front Office
4 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Software Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Principal Engineer
3 17 (19.77%) Principal Software Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Test Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Automation Engineer
5 15 (17.44%) Analyst
6 13 (15.12%) Test Manager
7 11 (12.79%) Test Analyst
7 11 (12.79%) QA Engineer
7 11 (12.79%) QA Automation Engineer
8 9 (10.47%) Tester
8 9 (10.47%) Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Software Manager
9 5 (5.81%) Software Test Manager
10 4 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.49%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.49%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) JMS
2 8 (9.30%) FIXML
3 5 (5.81%) HTML
3 5 (5.81%) CSS
4 4 (4.65%) .NET
4 4 (4.65%) jQuery
5 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.49%) OOCSS
6 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.33%) WinForms
6 2 (2.33%) WCF
6 2 (2.33%) WPF
7 1 (1.16%) HTML5
7 1 (1.16%) Spring
7 1 (1.16%) Java EE
7 1 (1.16%) Dojo
7 1 (1.16%) J2EE
7 1 (1.16%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.16%) Middleware
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.65%) Derivative
6 3 (3.49%) Statistics
6 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.33%) NHS
8 1 (1.16%) Firmware
8 1 (1.16%) Replication
8 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) UNIX
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Windows
5 1 (1.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Software Testing
3 20 (23.26%) Software Engineering
3 20 (23.26%) Unit Testing
4 18 (20.93%) Stress Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Automated Testing
6 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
7 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.30%) BDD
9 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.14%) Test Management
10 6 (6.98%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.81%) Security Testing
11 5 (5.81%) Integration Testing
12 4 (4.65%) Product Management
12 4 (4.65%) Process Improvement
12 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
12 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (4.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) SQL
2 23 (26.74%) C++
3 18 (20.93%) C
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.30%) Python
6 7 (8.14%) VBA
7 5 (5.81%) Perl
8 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 4 (4.65%) C#
9 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.49%) Scala
10 2 (2.33%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.33%) VBScript
11 1 (1.16%) XQuery
11 1 (1.16%) Ruby
11 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) ISEB
1 11 (12.79%) Degree
2 10 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Dell
3 3 (3.49%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) Twitter
4 2 (2.33%) Informatica
4 2 (2.33%) Murex
4 2 (2.33%) Calypso
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.16%) Green Hat
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