The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 137 129 145
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 1.07% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 5
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £30,750 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £48,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3002 2631 2430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.72% 80.24% 75.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2008 1723 1649
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +3 16 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Glasgow -30 10 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Dundee -1 3 £23,000 -
Fife - 3 £47,500 -
West Lothian +12 2 - -
Stirling -14 1 - -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
2 25 (24.51%) Finance
3 24 (23.53%) SQL
4 23 (22.55%) C++
5 22 (21.57%) Software Engineering
6 21 (20.59%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.61%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (19.61%) C
7 20 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
8 19 (18.63%) Stress Testing
9 16 (15.69%) QA
10 15 (14.71%) Test Management
10 15 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 15 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 15 (14.71%) Java
11 13 (12.75%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.76%) UNIX
13 11 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
14 10 (9.80%) BDD
14 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
14 10 (9.80%) OO
15 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (8.82%) ISEB
15 9 (8.82%) Degree
15 9 (8.82%) Scrum
15 9 (8.82%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
17 7 (6.86%) Git (software)

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.96%) SugarCRM
2 2 (1.96%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) LAN
1 3 (2.94%) WAN
1 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.96%) IMAP
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.98%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.96%) Informix
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.90%) Selenium
5 4 (3.92%) JIRA
6 3 (2.94%) Concordion
7 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.96%) Trac
7 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.96%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.96%) JMeter
7 2 (1.96%) Subversion
8 1 (0.98%) Maven
8 1 (0.98%) JUnit
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Games
3 3 (2.94%) Front Office
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.96%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (21.57%) Software Engineer
2 20 (19.61%) Test Manager
2 20 (19.61%) Principal Software Engineer
2 20 (19.61%) Principal Engineer
3 17 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Tester
5 12 (11.76%) Developer
5 12 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 11 (10.78%) Test Engineer
6 11 (10.78%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Software Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Software Test Manager
7 7 (6.86%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.90%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Graduate
10 3 (2.94%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) JMS
2 6 (5.88%) FIXML
3 5 (4.90%) Web Services
4 4 (3.92%) HTML
4 4 (3.92%) CSS
4 4 (3.92%) jQuery
5 3 (2.94%) OOCSS
5 3 (2.94%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) Middleware
6 2 (1.96%) JSON
6 2 (1.96%) LAMP
6 2 (1.96%) SOAP
7 1 (0.98%) .NET
7 1 (0.98%) XML
7 1 (0.98%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.98%) Spring
7 1 (0.98%) Java EE
7 1 (0.98%) Dojo
7 1 (0.98%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.61%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.92%) Open Source
5 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.94%) Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Statistics
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) UNIX
2 7 (6.86%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) Android
3 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
2 22 (21.57%) Software Engineering
3 21 (20.59%) Unit Testing
4 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (18.63%) Stress Testing
6 15 (14.71%) Automated Testing
6 15 (14.71%) Test Management
6 15 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.75%) Regression Testing
8 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
9 10 (9.80%) OO
9 10 (9.80%) BDD
10 9 (8.82%) Waterfall
10 9 (8.82%) Scrum
11 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.88%) Process Improvement
13 5 (4.90%) Automation Testing
13 5 (4.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) SQL
2 23 (22.55%) C++
3 20 (19.61%) C
4 15 (14.71%) Java
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) Python
6 6 (5.88%) VBA
7 4 (3.92%) Scala
8 3 (2.94%) Perl
9 2 (1.96%) Jython
10 1 (0.98%) XPath
10 1 (0.98%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.98%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.98%) XQuery
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.82%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) JBoss
2 4 (3.92%) HP
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle
2 4 (3.92%) Informatica
3 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.96%) Twitter
3 2 (1.96%) Talend
3 2 (1.96%) Green Hat
3 2 (1.96%) Cognizant
3 2 (1.96%) IBM
3 2 (1.96%) Murex
3 2 (1.96%) Calypso
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.98%) Dell
4 1 (0.98%) TIBCO
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