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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 115 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 33 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 0.88% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.06% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 37 12 14
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,750 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
2934 3112 2569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.72% 83.32% 83.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1839 2016 1670
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 £32,500 £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%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +22 41 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Glasgow +19 20 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Dundee - 5 £34,866 - 1
Stirling +7 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (44.23%) Finance
3 44 (42.31%) SQL
4 33 (31.73%) HP UFT
5 32 (30.77%) Selenium
6 28 (26.92%) Software Testing
7 25 (24.04%) Manual Testing
7 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
8 24 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
10 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
11 21 (20.19%) BDD
12 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (18.27%) Banking
13 19 (18.27%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (18.27%) WebDriver
13 19 (18.27%) QA
14 18 (17.31%) Test Management
15 17 (16.35%) Java
16 16 (15.38%) Linux
17 15 (14.42%) Release Management
18 14 (13.46%) Test Strategy
18 14 (13.46%) Financial Institution
19 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
19 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
20 12 (11.54%) Oracle
20 12 (11.54%) TDD
20 12 (11.54%) User Stories
20 12 (11.54%) FitNesse

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.77%) JBoss
3 2 (1.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.92%) Drupal
4 1 (0.96%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) LDAP
2 4 (3.85%) DHCP
2 4 (3.85%) Internet
2 4 (3.85%) SNMP
3 3 (2.88%) ATM
4 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.92%) ICMP
4 2 (1.92%) Wireless
4 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.92%) DLNA
4 2 (1.92%) InfiniBand
4 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.77%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.88%) DataStage
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.92%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) Big Data
5 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) HP UFT
2 32 (30.77%) Selenium
3 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
4 19 (18.27%) WebDriver
5 12 (11.54%) FitNesse
5 12 (11.54%) JIRA
6 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.73%) JUnit
7 7 (6.73%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.85%) Maven
8 4 (3.85%) Hudson
8 4 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.92%) Mocha
10 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.92%) Subversion
10 2 (1.92%) Trac
11 1 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 46 (44.23%) Finance
2 19 (18.27%) Banking
3 14 (13.46%) Financial Institution
4 10 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (48.08%) Analyst
2 48 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 20 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
3 20 (19.23%) Senior Test Analyst
4 19 (18.27%) Test Engineer
5 14 (13.46%) QA Engineer
5 14 (13.46%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
7 8 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
7 8 (7.69%) Test Specialist
8 7 (6.73%) Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Tester
11 4 (3.85%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 2 (1.92%) Team Leader
13 2 (1.92%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) JMS
1 9 (8.65%) FIXML
2 7 (6.73%) HTML
2 7 (6.73%) Web Services
2 7 (6.73%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.85%) EJB
3 4 (3.85%) CSS
3 4 (3.85%) Ajax
3 4 (3.85%) Dojo
3 4 (3.85%) jQuery
4 3 (2.88%) .NET
4 3 (2.88%) XML
4 3 (2.88%) HTML5
5 2 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (0.96%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.96%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) IVR
4 3 (2.88%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Informatics
5 2 (1.92%) Health Informatics
5 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Life Science
5 2 (1.92%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) UNIX
3 7 (6.73%) Windows
3 7 (6.73%) Android
4 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.92%) CentOS
5 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.92%) Software Testing
3 25 (24.04%) Manual Testing
4 24 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
6 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
7 21 (20.19%) BDD
8 18 (17.31%) Test Management
9 15 (14.42%) Release Management
10 14 (13.46%) Test Strategy
11 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.54%) TDD
12 12 (11.54%) User Stories
13 11 (10.58%) Open Source
14 10 (9.62%) Fund Accounting
15 9 (8.65%) Investment Management
16 8 (7.69%) Asset Management
17 7 (6.73%) System Integration Testing
17 7 (6.73%) Test Planning
18 5 (4.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) Java
3 9 (8.65%) VBA
4 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.81%) C#
6 5 (4.81%) Python
7 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.88%) XPath
8 3 (2.88%) C++
8 3 (2.88%) Perl
9 2 (1.92%) Tcl
9 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.92%) RHCE
4 2 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.92%) GPFS
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (18.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) Puppet
2 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.92%) Iperf
2 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) Charles River
4 5 (4.81%) IBM
5 4 (3.85%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.88%) Informatica
6 3 (2.88%) Siebel
6 3 (2.88%) VMware
7 2 (1.92%) Brocade
7 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.92%) Opsware
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco
7 2 (1.92%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) Dell
7 2 (1.92%) Remedy
8 1 (0.96%) FatWire
8 1 (0.96%) Twitter
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