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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 114 133 131
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 1.14% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.35% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 20
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,500 £50,500
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
2742 3107 2637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.77% 84.43% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1746 2099 1721
Average salary £43,913 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.32% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +16 33 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Glasgow +18 21 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Dundee -6 1 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) Finance
3 43 (45.26%) SQL
4 40 (42.11%) Selenium
5 29 (30.53%) Software Testing
6 26 (27.37%) Automated Testing
6 26 (27.37%) HP UFT
7 25 (26.32%) Cucumber
8 23 (24.21%) BDD
9 22 (23.16%) QA
10 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
11 20 (21.05%) TDD
12 19 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (18.95%) Java
14 17 (17.89%) Linux
15 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
16 15 (15.79%) JIRA
17 13 (13.68%) User Stories
18 12 (12.63%) Android
18 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
18 12 (12.63%) UNIX
18 12 (12.63%) Oracle
19 11 (11.58%) Test Management
19 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
19 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (10.53%) Apple iOS
20 10 (10.53%) JUnit
20 10 (10.53%) ISTQB
21 9 (9.47%) Banking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (9.47%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.16%) JBoss
3 1 (1.05%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) LDAP
2 2 (2.11%) ATM
2 2 (2.11%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) SNMP
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) ICMP
2 2 (2.11%) Wireless
2 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.11%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.32%) DataStage
3 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (42.11%) Selenium
2 26 (27.37%) HP UFT
3 25 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
5 15 (15.79%) JIRA
6 10 (10.53%) JUnit
7 9 (9.47%) FitNesse
8 8 (8.42%) SpecFlow
9 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.26%) Maven
11 4 (4.21%) Eclipse
11 4 (4.21%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
13 2 (2.11%) QUnit
13 2 (2.11%) Appium
13 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.11%) Subversion
13 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
13 2 (2.11%) MSTest
13 2 (2.11%) Mocha
General
1 44 (46.32%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Financial Institution
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 40 (42.11%) Analyst
2 38 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.16%) Test Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) Senior Test Analyst
4 16 (16.84%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (13.68%) QA Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) Developer
8 9 (9.47%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
10 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.32%) Tester
10 6 (6.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (6.32%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
11 5 (5.26%) Test Automation Specialist
11 5 (5.26%) Test Specialist
11 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Systems Tester
12 4 (4.21%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) HTML
1 9 (9.47%) JMS
1 9 (9.47%) FIXML
2 7 (7.37%) Web Services
3 6 (6.32%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.26%) HTML5
4 5 (5.26%) XML
5 4 (4.21%) .NET
5 4 (4.21%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) Ajax
5 4 (4.21%) Dojo
5 4 (4.21%) jQuery
6 3 (3.16%) EJB
7 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.11%) REST
7 2 (2.11%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.11%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.05%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) IVR
5 2 (2.11%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.05%) EPoS
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) UNIX
2 12 (12.63%) Android
3 10 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.26%) Windows
5 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.53%) Software Testing
3 26 (27.37%) Automated Testing
4 23 (24.21%) BDD
5 20 (21.05%) TDD
6 19 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
8 13 (13.68%) User Stories
9 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.58%) Test Management
10 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (9.47%) Scrum
10 9 (9.47%) SDLC
11 7 (7.37%) ETL
11 7 (7.37%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
12 6 (6.32%) Release Management
12 6 (6.32%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) SQL
2 18 (18.95%) Java
3 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.47%) VBA
3 9 (9.47%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.32%) Python
4 6 (6.32%) C#
5 5 (5.26%) XPath
6 3 (3.16%) C++
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) Tcl
7 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) Scala
8 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) Iperf
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) Informatica
3 6 (6.32%) IBM
4 5 (5.26%) Charles River
4 5 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.11%) Siebel
5 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.05%) Twitter
6 1 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.05%) FatWire
6 1 (1.05%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) Hyland
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