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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 102 124 144
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 44 47 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.77% 1.42% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.56% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 15
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
2233 3013 3097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.79% 90.89% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1895 1989
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 33 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Glasgow +7 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 41 (51.25%) Selenium
2 40 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (33.75%) Manual Testing
3 27 (33.75%) Finance
4 26 (32.50%) QA
5 22 (27.50%) Java
5 22 (27.50%) SQL
6 21 (26.25%) Cucumber
7 20 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 20 (25.00%) Degree
8 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
9 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (21.25%) Python
9 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
10 16 (20.00%) BDD
10 16 (20.00%) Robot Framework
10 16 (20.00%) Linux
10 16 (20.00%) Scrum
11 14 (17.50%) SpecFlow
11 14 (17.50%) Gherkin
12 13 (16.25%) Defect Management
12 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
12 13 (16.25%) HP UFT
13 12 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (15.00%) Games
13 12 (15.00%) Retail
13 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
14 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
15 9 (11.25%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) CICS
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) HTTP
1 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) DB2
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (51.25%) Selenium
2 21 (26.25%) Cucumber
3 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
4 16 (20.00%) Robot Framework
5 14 (17.50%) SpecFlow
6 13 (16.25%) HP UFT
7 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
8 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
8 7 (8.75%) JUnit
8 7 (8.75%) Maven
9 6 (7.50%) JIRA
9 6 (7.50%) Subversion
10 5 (6.25%) FitNesse
10 5 (6.25%) JBehave
10 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (6.25%) TestNG
11 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
11 4 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Games
2 12 (15.00%) Retail
3 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Test Engineer
2 21 (26.25%) Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 19 (23.75%) QA Engineer
4 19 (23.75%) Tester
5 12 (15.00%) Software Tester
6 9 (11.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
10 4 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Software Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Software QA Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.50%) Buildbot
2 6 (7.50%) OpenEmbedded
2 6 (7.50%) Yocto
3 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 5 (6.25%) RESTful
4 4 (5.00%) REST
4 4 (5.00%) SOAP
5 3 (3.75%) Spring
6 2 (2.50%) CGI
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) J2EE
7 1 (1.25%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.50%) EPoS
4 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.50%) VSAM
5 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.25%) Derivative
5 1 (1.25%) Equities
5 1 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Unix
2 9 (11.25%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Manual Testing
3 20 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
5 16 (20.00%) BDD
5 16 (20.00%) Scrum
6 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.25%) Defect Management
7 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 12 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Functional Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Performance Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Regression Testing
8 9 (11.25%) SDLC
8 9 (11.25%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 8 (10.00%) TDD
10 7 (8.75%) Test Planning
11 6 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) Java
1 22 (27.50%) SQL
2 17 (21.25%) Python
3 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) C#
5 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.50%) Perl
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
8 3 (3.75%) VBA
9 2 (2.50%) COBOL
9 2 (2.50%) JCL
9 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) ISEB
2 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) Telerik
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) VMware
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