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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 119 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 56 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 1.45% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.78% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 12
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £57,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
2703 3146 2406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.71% 81.71% 78.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1653 2062 1417
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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
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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 23 £38,000 -15.55% 5
Stirling -14 6 £38,000 -
Glasgow -2 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Dundee - 5 £21,000 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (47.37%) Finance
3 35 (46.05%) Selenium
4 28 (36.84%) SQL
5 22 (28.95%) Test Management
6 20 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 19 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (22.37%) Oracle
9 17 (22.37%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (21.05%) Java
10 16 (21.05%) QA
10 16 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 15 (19.74%) HP
11 15 (19.74%) TDD
12 13 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (17.11%) ISEB
12 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
12 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
13 12 (15.79%) JIRA
14 11 (14.47%) ETL
14 11 (14.47%) IBM
14 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (14.47%) WebDriver
15 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
15 10 (13.16%) DataStage
15 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
15 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
15 10 (13.16%) Android
15 10 (13.16%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (13.16%) DataStage
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.63%) BODI
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (46.05%) Selenium
2 17 (22.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 12 (15.79%) JIRA
5 11 (14.47%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.89%) JUnit
6 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.26%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.95%) Maven
8 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.95%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.95%) Hudson
8 3 (3.95%) Appium
9 2 (2.63%) FishEye
9 2 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.63%) Robotium
9 2 (2.63%) MSTest
9 2 (2.63%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 36 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Test Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) Developer
5 11 (14.47%) Test Manager
6 10 (13.16%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Java Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Software Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Tester
8 7 (9.21%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) QA Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Systems Tester
10 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Test Leader
12 2 (2.63%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) HTML
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
2 4 (5.26%) WinForms
2 4 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (3.95%) CSS
3 3 (3.95%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) .NET
4 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.63%) D3.js
4 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.32%) Sass
5 1 (1.32%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) EJB
5 1 (1.32%) JMS
5 1 (1.32%) SVG
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) FIXML
5 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Mobile App
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Telematics
3 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.32%) Social Media
3 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) EPoS
3 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Android
2 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.21%) Linux
4 5 (6.58%) Windows
5 2 (2.63%) UNIX
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) Test Management
3 20 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 19 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 15 (19.74%) TDD
6 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
7 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (14.47%) ETL
8 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
8 10 (13.16%) Test Planning
9 9 (11.84%) BDD
9 9 (11.84%) Scrum
10 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.21%) Validation
11 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.89%) User Stories
12 4 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 16 (21.05%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) C#
5 3 (3.95%) XPath
6 2 (2.63%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) ISEB
1 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Oracle
2 15 (19.74%) HP
3 11 (14.47%) IBM
4 7 (9.21%) Informatica
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.32%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.32%) Hyland
7 1 (1.32%) Twitter
7 1 (1.32%) Green Hat
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