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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 142 128
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 0.92% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.10% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31 18 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 £28,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,750 £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
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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 +20 34 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Glasgow +26 22 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Dundee -1 3 £23,750 +3.26%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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 60 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (48.91%) Finance
3 43 (46.74%) SQL
4 36 (39.13%) Selenium
5 27 (29.35%) Cucumber
6 26 (28.26%) Software Testing
7 25 (27.17%) HP UFT
8 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 23 (25.00%) BDD
9 21 (22.83%) Manual Testing
9 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
10 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (20.65%) Java
12 18 (19.57%) QA
12 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
13 15 (16.30%) TDD
13 15 (16.30%) Linux
14 13 (14.13%) User Stories
14 13 (14.13%) Financial Institution
15 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (13.04%) FitNesse
15 12 (13.04%) JIRA
15 12 (13.04%) UNIX
15 12 (13.04%) Oracle
16 11 (11.96%) Banking
16 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
17 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (9.78%) FIXML
18 9 (9.78%) JMS
18 9 (9.78%) VBA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.26%) JBoss
3 1 (1.09%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) LDAP
1 3 (3.26%) ATM
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) ICMP
2 2 (2.17%) Wireless
2 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.17%) DLNA
2 2 (2.17%) DHCP
2 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) SNMP
2 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) DataStage
4 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (39.13%) Selenium
2 27 (29.35%) Cucumber
3 25 (27.17%) HP UFT
4 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
5 12 (13.04%) FitNesse
5 12 (13.04%) JIRA
6 9 (9.78%) JUnit
7 7 (7.61%) SpecFlow
7 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.43%) Maven
9 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.17%) QUnit
11 2 (2.17%) Subversion
11 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.17%) MSTest
11 2 (2.17%) Mocha
11 2 (2.17%) Hudson
12 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (48.91%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Financial Institution
3 11 (11.96%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (45.65%) Analyst
2 40 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 20 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 17 (18.48%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (18.48%) Senior Test Analyst
5 15 (16.30%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (13.04%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.87%) Developer
8 9 (9.78%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.70%) Automation Specialist
9 8 (8.70%) Test Automation Specialist
9 8 (8.70%) Test Specialist
10 6 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Java Developer
11 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (4.35%) Tester
12 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
13 3 (3.26%) QA Analyst
13 3 (3.26%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) JMS
1 9 (9.78%) FIXML
2 8 (8.70%) HTML
3 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) XML
5 4 (4.35%) .NET
5 4 (4.35%) CSS
5 4 (4.35%) HTML5
5 4 (4.35%) Ajax
5 4 (4.35%) Dojo
5 4 (4.35%) jQuery
6 3 (3.26%) EJB
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.17%) REST
7 2 (2.17%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.17%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.09%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) IVR
5 3 (3.26%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) UNIX
3 7 (7.61%) Android
4 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.43%) Windows
6 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.26%) Software Testing
3 23 (25.00%) BDD
3 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 21 (22.83%) Manual Testing
5 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
7 15 (16.30%) TDD
8 13 (14.13%) User Stories
9 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
11 9 (9.78%) Test Management
11 9 (9.78%) Open Source
11 9 (9.78%) Release Management
12 7 (7.61%) Investment Management
12 7 (7.61%) Scrum
12 7 (7.61%) Asset Management
12 7 (7.61%) SDLC
13 6 (6.52%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.52%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.74%) SQL
2 19 (20.65%) Java
3 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.78%) VBA
4 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.52%) Python
6 5 (5.43%) C#
7 4 (4.35%) XPath
8 3 (3.26%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) Perl
9 2 (2.17%) Tcl
9 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.09%) Scala
10 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.61%) Degree
3 5 (5.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.17%) Iperf
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Charles River
4 5 (5.43%) IBM
4 5 (5.43%) Informatica
5 3 (3.26%) Cognizant
5 3 (3.26%) Siebel
6 2 (2.17%) HP
6 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.09%) Twitter
7 1 (1.09%) FatWire
7 1 (1.09%) VMware
7 1 (1.09%) Hyland
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