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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 119 113 144
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 50 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 1.57% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.74% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 23
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £65,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
2602 2871 3172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.22% 90.43% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1465 1831 2140
Median salary £45,000 £42,926 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -13 23 £35,000 - 3
Edinburgh -9 17 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Fife - 1 £24,500 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Selenium
3 25 (36.76%) SQL
4 24 (35.29%) Manual Testing
5 23 (33.82%) Finance
6 21 (30.88%) Test Scripting
7 20 (29.41%) QA
7 20 (29.41%) Java
8 19 (27.94%) Python
8 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
8 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
9 18 (26.47%) Degree
10 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
11 13 (19.12%) Mentoring
11 13 (19.12%) Linux
11 13 (19.12%) Scrum
12 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.65%) Robot Framework
13 11 (16.18%) BDD
13 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.71%) Release Management
14 10 (14.71%) ISEB
14 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
15 9 (13.24%) Windows
15 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
15 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
15 9 (13.24%) TestNG
16 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
16 8 (11.76%) FitNesse
16 8 (11.76%) JavaScript

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 (2.94%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.94%) DB2
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Selenium
2 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
3 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 12 (17.65%) Robot Framework
5 9 (13.24%) TestNG
6 8 (11.76%) FitNesse
7 7 (10.29%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
8 6 (8.82%) HP UFT
8 6 (8.82%) JUnit
8 6 (8.82%) Maven
8 6 (8.82%) Subversion
8 6 (8.82%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
9 5 (7.35%) JBehave
9 5 (7.35%) JIRA
9 5 (7.35%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 6 (8.82%) Back Office
3 6 (8.82%) Games
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
2 20 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 20 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Software Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) QA Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Software Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.29%) Spring
3 5 (7.35%) REST
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
3 5 (7.35%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.94%) CGI
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.76%) User Experience
3 6 (8.82%) Algorithms
3 6 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.82%) Equities
4 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) EPoS
5 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.94%) VSAM
6 1 (1.47%) Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Android
3 6 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 21 (30.88%) Test Scripting
4 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Mentoring
5 13 (19.12%) Scrum
6 11 (16.18%) BDD
6 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.71%) Release Management
8 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.76%) SDLC
8 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.29%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Web Application Development
11 5 (7.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) SQL
2 20 (29.41%) Java
3 19 (27.94%) Python
4 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.82%) C#
5 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.35%) Perl
6 5 (7.35%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) COBOL
7 2 (2.94%) JCL
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Degree
2 10 (14.71%) ISEB
3 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.35%) Sun Certification
5 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Sun
3 3 (4.41%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) Telerik
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
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