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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 137 121 118
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 42 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 1.34% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.53% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 34
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,375 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +3.43%
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
2580 2751 3336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.65% 87.70% 84.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1702 2188
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 -4 15 £36,250 -4.60% 4
Glasgow -1 13 £36,250 -19.44% 5
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Manual Testing
3 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 29 (42.65%) Release Management
5 17 (25.00%) Python
5 17 (25.00%) Degree
6 15 (22.06%) SQL
7 14 (20.59%) Finance
8 13 (19.12%) Linux
8 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Cucumber
10 10 (14.71%) Selenium
10 10 (14.71%) Mentoring
11 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
12 8 (11.76%) ISEB
12 8 (11.76%) User Stories
12 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
13 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (10.29%) Java
13 7 (10.29%) FitNesse
14 6 (8.82%) QA
14 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
14 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.82%) Scrum
14 6 (8.82%) Financial Institution
14 6 (8.82%) User Experience
15 5 (7.35%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 5 (7.35%) API Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (2.94%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) ATM
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) VPN
2 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Cucumber
2 10 (14.71%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) FitNesse
4 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.88%) TestNG
6 3 (4.41%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.94%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.47%) Protractor
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) TestLink
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.35%) Back Office
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Analyst
2 35 (51.47%) Test Analyst
3 27 (39.71%) Senior Analyst
3 27 (39.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 18 (26.47%) Test Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Manual Tester
10 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) REST
1 5 (7.35%) SOAP
1 5 (7.35%) Spring
2 4 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) CGI
5 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
5 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) User Experience
2 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
2 5 (7.35%) Equities
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.94%) VSAM
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.47%) Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) IVR
5 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Manual Testing
3 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 29 (42.65%) Release Management
5 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
8 8 (11.76%) User Stories
9 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.82%) Scrum
10 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.35%) API Testing
11 5 (7.35%) BDD
11 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (7.35%) Defect Management
11 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.35%) TDD
11 5 (7.35%) Web Application Development
12 4 (5.88%) Business Transformation
12 4 (5.88%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) Python
2 15 (22.06%) SQL
3 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) COBOL
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) JCL
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) Tcl
7 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) ISEB
3 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.35%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Sun
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Siebel
4 1 (1.47%) Telerik
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