Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 28 34
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 278 194 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.57% 7.35% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.35% 7.92% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 188 104 95
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £32,350 £26,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,375 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%

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 2,251 2,451 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.67% 92.84% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,405 1,539 1,370
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,959 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 155 (55.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (42.09%) Java
3 97 (34.89%) SQL
4 91 (32.73%) Selenium
5 84 (30.22%) Cucumber
6 80 (28.78%) Finance
7 74 (26.62%) Test Scripting
8 73 (26.26%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (24.82%) BDD
10 66 (23.74%) Degree
11 64 (23.02%) JavaScript
12 63 (22.66%) C#
12 63 (22.66%) TDD
13 61 (21.94%) QA
14 55 (19.78%) Software Engineering
14 55 (19.78%) Gherkin
15 48 (17.27%) API Testing
16 43 (15.47%) .NET
16 43 (15.47%) Git (software)
17 42 (15.11%) SDLC
17 42 (15.11%) SpecFlow
18 41 (14.75%) Software Testing
19 40 (14.39%) Mentoring
20 36 (12.95%) Scrum
20 36 (12.95%) Windows
20 36 (12.95%) Jenkins
21 35 (12.59%) OO
22 34 (12.23%) Python
22 34 (12.23%) Functional Testing
22 34 (12.23%) DevOps

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 24 (8.63%) IIS
2 13 (4.68%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.80%) Confluence
4 4 (1.44%) Apache
5 3 (1.08%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.36%) Mendix
7 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.16%) SaaS
4 5 (1.80%) Serverless
5 3 (1.08%) GitHub
5 3 (1.08%) npm
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.72%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.72%) Datadog
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.72%) NuGet
6 2 (0.72%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) Ethernet
1 5 (1.80%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.08%) Modbus
2 3 (1.08%) VLAN
3 2 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (5.04%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.60%) Big Data
5 10 (3.60%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.60%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.80%) MySQL
7 4 (1.44%) DB2
8 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.72%) GIS
9 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 91 (32.73%) Selenium
2 84 (30.22%) Cucumber
3 43 (15.47%) Git (software)
4 42 (15.11%) SpecFlow
5 36 (12.95%) Jenkins
6 27 (9.71%) Protractor
7 26 (9.35%) TeamCity
8 22 (7.91%) NUnit
9 20 (7.19%) JIRA
9 20 (7.19%) Visual Studio
10 16 (5.76%) Ranorex
11 12 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (3.96%) Hudson
13 10 (3.60%) Bugzilla
13 10 (3.60%) JUnit
14 8 (2.88%) JMeter
14 8 (2.88%) WebDriver
15 7 (2.52%) HP UFT
16 6 (2.16%) Subversion
17 5 (1.80%) Maven
General
1 80 (28.78%) Finance
2 12 (4.32%) Marketing
3 6 (2.16%) Advertising
3 6 (2.16%) Banking
4 5 (1.80%) Electronics
4 5 (1.80%) Games
4 5 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Automotive
6 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.08%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (23.38%) Test Engineer
2 60 (21.58%) Developer
3 54 (19.42%) Tester
4 42 (15.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 41 (14.75%) Software Engineer
6 40 (14.39%) Analyst
7 39 (14.03%) Automation Tester
8 38 (13.67%) Test Analyst
9 28 (10.07%) Java Developer
10 27 (9.71%) Java Engineer
11 26 (9.35%) Development Engineer
11 26 (9.35%) Software Development Engineer
12 25 (8.99%) C# Developer
12 25 (8.99%) Software Developer
13 24 (8.63%) .NET Developer
14 23 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (7.91%) Developer in Test
15 22 (7.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 22 (7.91%) Java Developer in Test
15 22 (7.91%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.78%) Gherkin
2 43 (15.47%) .NET
3 30 (10.79%) REST
4 27 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 27 (9.71%) HTML
5 25 (8.99%) JSON
6 22 (7.91%) XML
7 21 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 21 (7.55%) CSS
8 20 (7.19%) Node.js
9 18 (6.47%) React
10 13 (4.68%) Web Services
11 12 (4.32%) HTML5
12 11 (3.96%) RESTful
12 11 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (3.60%) CSS3
14 9 (3.24%) pytest
15 8 (2.88%) ASP.NET
15 8 (2.88%) CGI
16 7 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.55%) Fintech
2 11 (3.96%) Data Structures
2 11 (3.96%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.60%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.16%) PMI
5 6 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.80%) User Experience
7 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.08%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Blog
8 2 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.36%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.95%) Windows
2 30 (10.79%) Linux
3 6 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.08%) Android
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (55.76%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (26.62%) Test Scripting
3 73 (26.26%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (24.82%) BDD
5 63 (22.66%) TDD
6 55 (19.78%) Software Engineering
7 48 (17.27%) API Testing
8 42 (15.11%) SDLC
9 41 (14.75%) Software Testing
10 40 (14.39%) Mentoring
11 36 (12.95%) Scrum
12 35 (12.59%) OO
13 34 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (12.23%) DevOps
13 34 (12.23%) Functional Testing
13 34 (12.23%) Scenario Testing
14 31 (11.15%) Computer Science
14 31 (11.15%) MVC
15 30 (10.79%) User Stories
16 26 (9.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 117 (42.09%) Java
2 97 (34.89%) SQL
3 64 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 63 (22.66%) C#
5 34 (12.23%) Python
6 30 (10.79%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.88%) Ruby
9 5 (1.80%) Scala
9 5 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.44%) Java 8
11 3 (1.08%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.08%) C++
11 3 (1.08%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Go
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (23.74%) Degree
2 29 (10.43%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.88%) ISEB
5 6 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.16%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) MBA
8 1 (0.36%) PhD
8 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (21.94%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) PMO
3 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.72%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 25 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.52%) Docker
3 2 (0.72%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 9 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.44%) Prometheus
2 4 (1.44%) Puppet
3 3 (1.08%) Ansible
3 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.72%) Grafana
4 2 (0.72%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.72%) Oozie
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.72%) Sysdig
4 2 (0.72%) Terraform
5 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.36%) Mesos
5 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 16 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.96%) Oracle
3 5 (1.80%) SAP
4 4 (1.44%) Sybase
5 3 (1.08%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.72%) Automation Anywhere
6 2 (0.72%) Aveksa
6 2 (0.72%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.72%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.72%) Google
6 2 (0.72%) HP
6 2 (0.72%) PagerDuty
6 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.72%) Splunk
6 2 (0.72%) UiPath
7 1 (0.36%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.36%) Kony
7 1 (0.36%) OutSystems