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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 134 133 142
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.06% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 8
Average salary £43,750 £38,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £40,550
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £58,250
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
2832 2540 2439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.52% 80.15% 76.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1793 1607 1636
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 15 £34,000 -8.72% 6
Glasgow -12 8 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Lothian - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (36.51%) Software Testing
2 21 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (31.75%) C++
4 18 (28.57%) QA
4 18 (28.57%) Finance
5 17 (26.98%) Software Engineering
6 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 15 (23.81%) C
7 14 (22.22%) UNIX
7 14 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (22.22%) Stress Testing
7 14 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
8 11 (17.46%) Degree
8 11 (17.46%) Java
9 10 (15.87%) JMS
10 9 (14.29%) WebLogic
10 9 (14.29%) FIXML
10 9 (14.29%) ISEB
11 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
12 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (11.11%) VBA
12 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
12 7 (11.11%) Selenium
13 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
13 6 (9.52%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Big Data
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) DataStage
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (11.11%) Selenium
3 6 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.35%) JUnit
4 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.76%) Maven
6 2 (3.17%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.17%) JIRA
6 2 (3.17%) ReSharper
6 2 (3.17%) TestNG
6 2 (3.17%) Subversion
6 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.17%) Moq
6 2 (3.17%) JBehave
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.59%) VectorCAST
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Games
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Test Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Principal Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Principal Software Engineer
5 11 (17.46%) QA Engineer
5 11 (17.46%) QA Automation Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) Test Analyst
8 6 (9.52%) Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Tester
8 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Systems Tester
11 2 (3.17%) QA Test Manager
11 2 (3.17%) Senior QA Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) JMS
2 9 (14.29%) FIXML
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.76%) WinForms
4 3 (4.76%) jQuery
4 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.17%) WCF
5 2 (3.17%) WPF
5 2 (3.17%) OOCSS
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) XML
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.59%) Spring
6 1 (1.59%) Java EE
6 1 (1.59%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) NHS
5 2 (3.17%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) UNIX
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (36.51%) Software Testing
2 17 (26.98%) Software Engineering
3 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 14 (22.22%) Stress Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.94%) BDD
8 5 (7.94%) Scrum
8 5 (7.94%) Security Testing
9 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) Information Security
9 4 (6.35%) Product Management
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Test Management
10 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) C++
3 15 (23.81%) C
4 11 (17.46%) Java
5 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.11%) VBA
7 6 (9.52%) Perl
7 6 (9.52%) Python
8 4 (6.35%) PHP
8 4 (6.35%) C#
9 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.17%) Ruby
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.17%) VBScript
11 1 (1.59%) XQuery
11 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 9 (14.29%) ISEB
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) HP
2 4 (6.35%) Dell
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Twitter
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
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