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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 107 108 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 66 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.66% 1.71% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.07% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 14
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
2666 3186 2509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 86.93% 82.67% 79.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1680 2118 1525
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +15 32 £38,000 -15.55% 4
Glasgow +10 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Stirling -7 3 - -
Dundee +2 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) Finance
3 40 (47.06%) SQL
4 38 (44.71%) Selenium
5 24 (28.24%) Automated Testing
5 24 (28.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 23 (27.06%) Software Testing
6 23 (27.06%) Cucumber
7 22 (25.88%) QA
8 19 (22.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (22.35%) BDD
8 19 (22.35%) WebDriver
9 17 (20.00%) TDD
10 15 (17.65%) JIRA
10 15 (17.65%) Java
11 14 (16.47%) Oracle
12 13 (15.29%) Linux
12 13 (15.29%) Test Management
12 13 (15.29%) Test Strategy
13 12 (14.12%) User Stories
13 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
13 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (12.94%) Scrum
15 10 (11.76%) Android
15 10 (11.76%) SDLC
16 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
16 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
16 9 (10.59%) Banking
16 9 (10.59%) UNIX

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
1 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) LDAP
2 2 (2.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.06%) DataStage
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.35%) BODI
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (44.71%) Selenium
2 24 (28.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (27.06%) Cucumber
4 19 (22.35%) WebDriver
5 15 (17.65%) JIRA
6 9 (10.59%) JUnit
7 7 (8.24%) SpecFlow
8 6 (7.06%) FitNesse
8 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.71%) Maven
10 3 (3.53%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.35%) Appium
11 2 (2.35%) MSTest
11 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.35%) QUnit
11 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.35%) Hudson
12 1 (1.18%) Robotium
General
1 41 (48.24%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Analyst
2 29 (34.12%) Test Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) QA Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (12.94%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (11.76%) Developer
7 8 (9.41%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) Tester
8 7 (8.24%) Java Developer
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Systems Tester
11 4 (4.71%) QA Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (3.53%) Automation Specialist
12 3 (3.53%) Test Leader
12 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) HTML
2 8 (9.41%) JMS
2 8 (9.41%) FIXML
3 6 (7.06%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.06%) HTML5
4 5 (5.88%) Web Services
4 5 (5.88%) XML
5 4 (4.71%) CSS
6 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.53%) jQuery
6 3 (3.53%) Dojo
6 3 (3.53%) .NET
6 3 (3.53%) Ajax
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.35%) EJB
7 2 (2.35%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.35%) D3.js
7 2 (2.35%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.18%) CSS3
8 1 (1.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Mobile App
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.35%) IVR
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Telematics
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) EPoS
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 10 (11.76%) Android
3 9 (10.59%) UNIX
4 8 (9.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.53%) Windows
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.24%) Automated Testing
3 23 (27.06%) Software Testing
4 19 (22.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (22.35%) BDD
5 17 (20.00%) TDD
6 13 (15.29%) Test Management
6 13 (15.29%) Test Strategy
7 12 (14.12%) User Stories
7 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Scrum
9 10 (11.76%) SDLC
10 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (9.41%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.24%) ETL
13 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
13 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.88%) Investment Management
14 5 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.06%) SQL
2 15 (17.65%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
4 8 (9.41%) VBA
5 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.88%) C#
6 5 (5.88%) XPath
7 3 (3.53%) Python
8 2 (2.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) C++
9 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
2 8 (9.41%) ISEB
3 7 (8.24%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) HP
3 6 (7.06%) IBM
3 6 (7.06%) Informatica
4 4 (4.71%) Charles River
5 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.35%) Siebel
5 2 (2.35%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.35%) Twitter
6 1 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.18%) Hyland
6 1 (1.18%) FatWire
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £26000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago