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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 118 106 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 71 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.35% 1.80% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.20% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17 42 10
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,750 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
2666 3220 2439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.59% 81.42% 78.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 2143 1421
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +1 26 £38,000 -15.55% 4
Glasgow +7 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Stirling -8 4 - -
Dundee +7 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (49.38%) Finance
3 37 (45.68%) Selenium
4 35 (43.21%) SQL
5 23 (28.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (25.93%) QA
6 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
7 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
8 18 (22.22%) Test Management
8 18 (22.22%) Cucumber
9 17 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
9 17 (20.99%) TDD
10 15 (18.52%) Java
10 15 (18.52%) Oracle
10 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (16.05%) JIRA
11 13 (16.05%) HP
11 13 (16.05%) ISEB
11 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
12 12 (14.81%) BDD
12 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
12 12 (14.81%) Scrum
13 11 (13.58%) PL/SQL
13 11 (13.58%) Android
14 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
14 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
14 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (11.11%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.23%) JBoss
2 1 (1.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.88%) DataStage
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.47%) BODI
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (45.68%) Selenium
2 23 (28.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 13 (16.05%) JIRA
4 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
5 8 (9.88%) JUnit
6 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.94%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.70%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.70%) Hudson
9 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.70%) Appium
10 2 (2.47%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.47%) Robotium
10 2 (2.47%) QUnit
10 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.47%) MSTest
10 2 (2.47%) JMeter
10 2 (2.47%) Maven
General
1 40 (49.38%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.47%) Games
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Test Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Tester
6 8 (9.88%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Tester
7 5 (6.17%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) HTML
2 6 (7.41%) HTML5
3 5 (6.17%) FIXML
3 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) JMS
4 3 (3.70%) .NET
4 3 (3.70%) CSS
4 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.47%) D3.js
5 2 (2.47%) Ember.js
5 2 (2.47%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) EJB
6 1 (1.23%) SVG
6 1 (1.23%) CSS3
6 1 (1.23%) Spring
6 1 (1.23%) Ajax
6 1 (1.23%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.23%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Android
2 9 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 9 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
3 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
4 18 (22.22%) Test Management
5 17 (20.99%) TDD
5 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
6 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (14.81%) Scrum
7 12 (14.81%) BDD
8 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
9 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.88%) ETL
9 8 (9.88%) User Stories
9 8 (9.88%) Test Planning
10 6 (7.41%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Validation
10 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Java
3 11 (13.58%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) VBA
5 5 (6.17%) XPath
6 4 (4.94%) Python
6 4 (4.94%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) ISEB
2 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) HP
3 8 (9.88%) Informatica
3 8 (9.88%) IBM
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.70%) Charles River
6 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.47%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.23%) FatWire
7 1 (1.23%) Hyland
7 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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