The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 - 16
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 4.76% - 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% - 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median salary £53,750 - -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Aberdeen
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 40 23 55
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 95.24% 76.67% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 29
Median salary £47,500 £32,650 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.48% -23.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Aberdeen

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Aberdeen.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Aberdeen

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Aberdeen over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft