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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 134 123 149
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 29 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 0.94% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.15% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 3
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £32,250 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
3002 2512 2378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.37% 81.19% 75.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1636 1595
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 18 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Glasgow -22 10 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Lothian +11 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - - 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (27.84%) C++
2 26 (26.80%) SQL
2 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
3 25 (25.77%) Finance
4 23 (23.71%) Software Engineering
5 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.68%) Unit Testing
6 21 (21.65%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (20.62%) Stress Testing
7 20 (20.62%) QA
7 20 (20.62%) C
8 17 (17.53%) Java
9 16 (16.49%) QuickTest Pro
10 15 (15.46%) Automated Testing
10 15 (15.46%) UNIX
11 13 (13.40%) Degree
12 12 (12.37%) Test Management
12 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.34%) ISEB
14 10 (10.31%) Regression Testing
15 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.28%) BDD
15 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
15 9 (9.28%) ISTQB
16 8 (8.25%) Python
16 8 (8.25%) JMS
17 7 (7.22%) FIXML
17 7 (7.22%) VBA
17 7 (7.22%) WebLogic
17 7 (7.22%) Computer Science

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (7.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.03%) SugarCRM
2 1 (1.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) LAN
1 3 (3.09%) WAN
1 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.03%) IMAP
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.03%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.15%) Big Data
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.19%) Cucumber
2 6 (6.19%) Selenium
3 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.09%) Concordion
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.06%) JUnit
5 2 (2.06%) JIRA
5 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.03%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.03%) JMeter
6 1 (1.03%) Subversion
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) Trac
6 1 (1.03%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.03%) VectorCAST
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Games
3 3 (3.09%) Front Office
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.06%) Military
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Software Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Principal Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Principal Software Engineer
4 17 (17.53%) Test Manager
5 16 (16.49%) Analyst
6 15 (15.46%) Test Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) QA Automation Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) QA Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) Test Analyst
7 11 (11.34%) Tester
8 10 (10.31%) Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Software Manager
9 7 (7.22%) Software Test Manager
10 6 (6.19%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Software Tester
13 3 (3.09%) Java Developer
13 3 (3.09%) Systems Tester
13 3 (3.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) JMS
2 7 (7.22%) FIXML
3 5 (5.15%) HTML
3 5 (5.15%) CSS
4 4 (4.12%) jQuery
5 3 (3.09%) OOCSS
5 3 (3.09%) .NET
6 2 (2.06%) SOAP
6 2 (2.06%) Web Services
6 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.06%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) HTML5
7 1 (1.03%) Java EE
7 1 (1.03%) Dojo
7 1 (1.03%) WCF
7 1 (1.03%) WPF
7 1 (1.03%) LAMP
7 1 (1.03%) WinForms
7 1 (1.03%) Spring
7 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.65%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.12%) Derivative
5 3 (3.09%) Statistics
5 3 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Firmware
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) UNIX
2 6 (6.19%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Android
3 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.06%) Windows
5 1 (1.03%) VMS
5 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
2 23 (23.71%) Software Engineering
3 22 (22.68%) Unit Testing
3 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.62%) Stress Testing
5 15 (15.46%) Automated Testing
6 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
6 12 (12.37%) Test Management
7 10 (10.31%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.28%) BDD
9 7 (7.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.19%) OO
10 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.15%) OOP
11 5 (5.15%) Security Testing
11 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.15%) Process Improvement
12 4 (4.12%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) C++
2 26 (26.80%) SQL
3 20 (20.62%) C
4 17 (17.53%) Java
5 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.25%) Python
7 7 (7.22%) VBA
8 4 (4.12%) Perl
8 4 (4.12%) PHP
9 3 (3.09%) C#
9 3 (3.09%) Scala
10 2 (2.06%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.06%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.06%) VBScript
11 1 (1.03%) XQuery
11 1 (1.03%) Jython
11 1 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Degree
2 11 (11.34%) ISEB
3 9 (9.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle
1 4 (4.12%) Dell
1 4 (4.12%) Informatica
2 3 (3.09%) JBoss
2 3 (3.09%) HP
3 2 (2.06%) Green Hat
3 2 (2.06%) Twitter
3 2 (2.06%) IBM
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.06%) Murex
3 2 (2.06%) Calypso
3 2 (2.06%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.03%) Talend
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