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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 119 139 141
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 0.83% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.02% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 7
Average salary £39,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £27,800 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
2615 2649 2443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.01% 80.98% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1674 1695
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +5 15 £34,500 -7.38% 3
Stirling - 12 £38,000 - 1
Glasgow +3 7 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Fife - 1 £47,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (45.45%) Finance
2 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (40.91%) SQL
4 20 (30.30%) Selenium
5 18 (27.27%) Test Management
6 17 (25.76%) Java
6 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
7 16 (24.24%) QA
7 16 (24.24%) Test Strategy
8 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (18.18%) ISEB
10 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
10 12 (18.18%) Degree
11 11 (16.67%) UNIX
11 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.15%) Oracle
12 10 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (15.15%) HP
12 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.64%) C++
13 9 (13.64%) ETL
13 9 (13.64%) Regression Testing
13 9 (13.64%) Banking
13 9 (13.64%) Mobile App
14 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
15 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
15 7 (10.61%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.09%) DataStage
2 6 (9.09%) Big Data
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (3.03%) BODI
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) JUnit
4 5 (7.58%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.06%) Maven
6 3 (4.55%) Subversion
6 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.03%) FishEye
7 2 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.03%) TestNG
7 2 (3.03%) JBehave
7 2 (3.03%) Moq
7 2 (3.03%) JIRA
7 2 (3.03%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Test Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Automation Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 9 (13.64%) Software Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Developer
6 8 (12.12%) QA Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Test Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) FIXML
1 6 (9.09%) WinForms
1 6 (9.09%) JMS
2 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) CSS
4 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.03%) WCF
4 2 (3.03%) WPF
5 1 (1.52%) jQuery
5 1 (1.52%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) Dojo
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) SOAP
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (1.52%) EJB
5 1 (1.52%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.58%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.03%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Derivative
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Android
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.52%) VMS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) Test Management
3 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
4 16 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 9 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 9 (13.64%) ETL
7 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) Scrum
8 6 (9.09%) TDD
8 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.58%) BDD
9 5 (7.58%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.58%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.06%) Stress Testing
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) SQL
2 17 (25.76%) Java
3 9 (13.64%) C++
4 7 (10.61%) Python
4 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.09%) Perl
6 4 (6.06%) PHP
6 4 (6.06%) C
6 4 (6.06%) C#
6 4 (6.06%) VBA
7 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.03%) VBScript
8 2 (3.03%) Ruby
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISEB
1 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle
1 10 (15.15%) HP
2 7 (10.61%) IBM
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Dell
4 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.03%) Informatica
5 1 (1.52%) Twitter
5 1 (1.52%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.52%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.52%) Cognizant
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tom Tom
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sumerian Europe
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 23 days ago