Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 180 133 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.65% 5.82% 6.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 6.29% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 100 95 187
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,050 £54,000 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -4.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2466 2114 2810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.13% 92.48% 91.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1488 1374 1772
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,505 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Edinburgh

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 87 (48.33%) Java
2 83 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (45.56%) Selenium
4 66 (36.67%) C#
5 58 (32.22%) .NET
6 49 (27.22%) SQL
7 48 (26.67%) Python
7 48 (26.67%) Degree
8 47 (26.11%) DevOps
9 41 (22.78%) Jenkins
10 40 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
12 37 (20.56%) Finance
13 36 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 36 (20.00%) Cucumber
14 35 (19.44%) SDET
15 34 (18.89%) Linux
16 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
17 31 (17.22%) Scrum
18 30 (16.67%) C++
18 30 (16.67%) Test Scripting
19 29 (16.11%) Windows
20 28 (15.56%) Maven
20 28 (15.56%) QA
20 28 (15.56%) Defect Management
20 28 (15.56%) SDLC
21 27 (15.00%) Artifactory
21 27 (15.00%) Bugzilla
22 26 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
22 26 (14.44%) Continuous Delivery

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.11%) Apache
2 2 (1.11%) CMS
2 2 (1.11%) Confluence
2 2 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) SAS
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.22%) GitHub
3 4 (2.22%) npm
4 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) HTTP
1 2 (1.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) IPv4
2 1 (0.56%) MQTT
2 1 (0.56%) RTCP
2 1 (0.56%) RTP
2 1 (0.56%) RTSP
2 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (45.56%) Selenium
2 41 (22.78%) Jenkins
3 36 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 28 (15.56%) Maven
5 27 (15.00%) Artifactory
5 27 (15.00%) Bugzilla
6 25 (13.89%) SonarQube
7 24 (13.33%) CMake
7 24 (13.33%) MSBuild
7 24 (13.33%) NuGet
7 24 (13.33%) Phabricator
7 24 (13.33%) Ranorex
8 22 (12.22%) JUnit
9 19 (10.56%) HP UFT
9 19 (10.56%) SpecFlow
10 16 (8.89%) Protractor
11 15 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 15 (8.33%) JIRA
12 13 (7.22%) Jasmine
12 13 (7.22%) TestNG
General
1 37 (20.56%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 11 (6.11%) Banking
4 5 (2.78%) Games
5 4 (2.22%) Legal
6 3 (1.67%) Automotive
6 3 (1.67%) Retail
7 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (35.56%) Test Engineer
2 39 (21.67%) Analyst
3 36 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 35 (19.44%) Software Engineer
5 32 (17.78%) Software Test Engineer
6 29 (16.11%) Development Engineer
6 29 (16.11%) Software Development Engineer
6 29 (16.11%) Test Development Engineer
7 25 (13.89%) Developer
8 22 (12.22%) Test Automation Engineer
9 15 (8.33%) Tester
10 9 (5.00%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) QA Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.89%) Developer in Test
11 7 (3.89%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.22%) .NET
2 22 (12.22%) Gherkin
3 21 (11.67%) HTML
4 17 (9.44%) CSS
5 15 (8.33%) Web Services
6 13 (7.22%) RESTful
7 12 (6.67%) Spring
8 11 (6.11%) Java EE
9 9 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.44%) Spring MVC
11 6 (3.33%) JSP
12 5 (2.78%) JAX-RS
12 5 (2.78%) React
13 4 (2.22%) Angular 2
13 4 (2.22%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.22%) REST
14 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET
14 3 (1.67%) JDBC
14 3 (1.67%) SOAP
14 3 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.33%) Robotics
2 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.22%) ASIC
7 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.11%) ASIC Verification
8 2 (1.11%) Fintech
8 2 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.89%) Linux
2 29 (16.11%) Windows
3 24 (13.33%) Debian
4 7 (3.89%) Mac OS
4 7 (3.89%) Unix
5 6 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.11%) DevOps
3 40 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 35 (19.44%) SDET
6 31 (17.22%) Scrum
7 30 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 28 (15.56%) Defect Management
8 28 (15.56%) SDLC
9 26 (14.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
10 24 (13.33%) Unit Testing
11 22 (12.22%) TDD
12 21 (11.67%) Scenario Testing
13 18 (10.00%) MVC
14 17 (9.44%) Mentoring
15 16 (8.89%) Open Source
15 16 (8.89%) Test Strategy
16 15 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (48.33%) Java
2 66 (36.67%) C#
3 49 (27.22%) SQL
4 48 (26.67%) Python
5 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 30 (16.67%) C++
7 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.78%) PHP
9 5 (2.78%) Scala
10 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.67%) Perl
12 2 (1.11%) C
12 2 (1.11%) Tcl
13 1 (0.56%) F#
13 1 (0.56%) Jython
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.56%) R
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (26.67%) Degree
2 11 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.89%) ISEB
5 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.78%) MCP
6 5 (2.78%) OCP
6 5 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (2.78%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (3.33%) Docker
2 5 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.67%) Firmware
3 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) Rancher
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) HockeyApp
3 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.11%) Terraform
4 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.44%) Oracle
3 8 (4.44%) HP
4 5 (2.78%) SAP
4 5 (2.78%) VMware
5 2 (1.11%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) KANA