The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Median salary £45,000 £30,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.34% -18.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  

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 1027 1213 1312
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.22% 93.60% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 666 784 799
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 19 (90.48%) Selenium
1 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 18 (85.71%) C#
2 18 (85.71%) .NET
3 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (71.43%) Finance
5 14 (66.67%) SpecFlow
6 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
7 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
7 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
8 10 (47.62%) ISEB
8 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
8 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
9 9 (42.86%) MSTest
9 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
9 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (42.86%) User Stories
9 9 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
9 9 (42.86%) HP
9 9 (42.86%) SQL
9 9 (42.86%) Scrum
9 9 (42.86%) OOP
9 9 (42.86%) OO
9 9 (42.86%) NUnit
9 9 (42.86%) Subversion
10 8 (38.10%) Integration Testing
10 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
4 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
5 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 9 (42.86%) MSTest
5 9 (42.86%) NUnit
5 9 (42.86%) Subversion
5 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.76%) JIRA
7 1 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
5 9 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (42.86%) OO
5 9 (42.86%) OOP
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 9 (42.86%) User Stories
6 8 (38.10%) Integration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 1 (4.76%) API Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) DevOps
10 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) HP
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
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