Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 145 143
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 18 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.079% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.084% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 6
Edinburgh median annual salary £41,500 £30,750 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.96% -27.22% +9.03%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,725 £33,750
90th Percentile £48,000 £33,175 £45,750
Scotland median annual salary £43,750 £30,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +42.28% -23.13% +6.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2364 2393 2732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.32% 94.44% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1478 1486 1720
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Selenium
3 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) C#
4 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (66.67%) .NET
5 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (50.00%) Java
6 9 (50.00%) Degree
7 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
7 8 (44.44%) JUnit
7 8 (44.44%) Jasmine
8 7 (38.89%) Software Delivery
8 7 (38.89%) SDLC
8 7 (38.89%) Open Source
8 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (38.89%) TestNG
8 7 (38.89%) CSS
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) Protractor
9 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
10 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
10 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 5 (27.78%) BDD
11 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (22.22%) HP
11 4 (22.22%) ISEB
11 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
11 4 (22.22%) Finance
11 4 (22.22%) Scrum

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Jasmine
2 8 (44.44%) JUnit
3 7 (38.89%) Protractor
3 7 (38.89%) TestNG
4 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.56%) JIRA
7 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (5.56%) MSTest
7 1 (5.56%) Subversion
7 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Open Source
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 7 (38.89%) Software Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) API Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Kanban
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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