Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 229 171 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.11% 6.49% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.75% 6.98% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 135 98 84
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,200 £26,675 £29,475
90th Percentile £88,515 £57,500 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £41,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year +9.64% +9.93% -

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 2,348 2,451 2,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.36% 93.05% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,456 1,479 1,366
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,625 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.69% - +3.53%

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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 122 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.86%) Java
3 78 (34.06%) SQL
4 73 (31.88%) Finance
5 65 (28.38%) Software Engineering
6 62 (27.07%) Selenium
7 61 (26.64%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (24.45%) Degree
9 54 (23.58%) C#
10 50 (21.83%) .NET
11 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
12 41 (17.90%) Mentoring
13 39 (17.03%) SDLC
14 38 (16.59%) Cucumber
14 38 (16.59%) Python
14 38 (16.59%) QA
15 36 (15.72%) Test Scripting
15 36 (15.72%) Software Testing
15 36 (15.72%) OO
16 35 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (14.85%) Git (software)
18 33 (14.41%) TDD
19 32 (13.97%) Scrum
20 29 (12.66%) Computer Science
21 28 (12.23%) ISTQB
21 28 (12.23%) SQL Server
22 26 (11.35%) Linux
22 26 (11.35%) API Testing
22 26 (11.35%) Algorithms
22 26 (11.35%) 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 14 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.24%) IIS
3 8 (3.49%) Apache
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.87%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) Mendix
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.75%) npm
2 4 (1.75%) SaaS
3 3 (1.31%) GitHub
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.87%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.87%) Datadog
4 2 (0.87%) NuGet
4 2 (0.87%) Serverless
4 2 (0.87%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.44%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.75%) Internet
1 4 (1.75%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.31%) VLAN
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
3 2 (0.87%) Modbus
4 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.68%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.06%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.62%) DB2
6 6 (2.62%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.31%) Big Data
10 2 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (27.07%) Selenium
2 38 (16.59%) Cucumber
3 34 (14.85%) Git (software)
4 22 (9.61%) SpecFlow
5 19 (8.30%) Jenkins
6 18 (7.86%) JUnit
7 15 (6.55%) Bugzilla
8 14 (6.11%) Protractor
9 12 (5.24%) TeamCity
10 11 (4.80%) JIRA
10 11 (4.80%) NUnit
10 11 (4.80%) Subversion
10 11 (4.80%) TestNG
11 9 (3.93%) Jasmine
12 8 (3.49%) JMeter
12 8 (3.49%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.49%) LoadUI
12 8 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.49%) TestComplete
12 8 (3.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (31.88%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Marketing
3 14 (6.11%) Banking
4 12 (5.24%) Electronics
4 12 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.93%) Retail
6 5 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.75%) Advertising
7 4 (1.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.87%) Games
8 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (19.65%) Developer
2 35 (15.28%) Test Engineer
2 35 (15.28%) Tester
3 27 (11.79%) Analyst
3 27 (11.79%) Java Developer
3 27 (11.79%) Software Engineer
4 23 (10.04%) Test Analyst
5 21 (9.17%) Java Engineer
6 20 (8.73%) Software Developer
7 19 (8.30%) Automation Tester
8 17 (7.42%) Development Manager
9 16 (6.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 15 (6.55%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (6.11%) .NET Developer
12 13 (5.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Development Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Java Software Developer
12 13 (5.68%) Java Software Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) QA Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.83%) .NET
2 23 (10.04%) CSS
3 21 (9.17%) Gherkin
4 19 (8.30%) HTML
5 18 (7.86%) REST
6 14 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (6.11%) Node.js
7 13 (5.68%) AngularJS
7 13 (5.68%) JSON
7 13 (5.68%) React
8 11 (4.80%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.80%) Web Services
9 10 (4.37%) XML
10 9 (3.93%) RESTful
11 8 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.49%) Kafka
12 7 (3.06%) jQuery
13 6 (2.62%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.18%) HTML5
14 5 (2.18%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.35%) Algorithms
3 22 (9.61%) Data Structures
4 12 (5.24%) Fintech
5 9 (3.93%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.75%) User Experience
9 3 (1.31%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.87%) Blog
10 2 (0.87%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) Xbox
11 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.35%) Linux
2 18 (7.86%) Windows
3 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.87%) Android
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Unix
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.38%) Software Engineering
3 61 (26.64%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (17.90%) Mentoring
5 39 (17.03%) SDLC
6 36 (15.72%) OO
6 36 (15.72%) Software Testing
6 36 (15.72%) Test Scripting
7 35 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (14.41%) TDD
9 32 (13.97%) Scrum
10 26 (11.35%) API Testing
10 26 (11.35%) DevOps
11 24 (10.48%) Open Source
12 23 (10.04%) Analytics
12 23 (10.04%) Manual Testing
13 22 (9.61%) Test Planning
13 22 (9.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (9.17%) BDD
15 20 (8.73%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (38.86%) Java
2 78 (34.06%) SQL
3 54 (23.58%) C#
4 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
5 38 (16.59%) Python
6 15 (6.55%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.62%) Ruby
8 6 (2.62%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.18%) Java 8
9 5 (2.18%) PHP
9 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.31%) Groovy
11 2 (0.87%) C++
11 2 (0.87%) Go
11 2 (0.87%) Perl
11 2 (0.87%) Scala
12 1 (0.44%) C
12 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (24.45%) Degree
2 28 (12.23%) ISTQB
3 17 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (5.24%) ISEB
5 6 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.75%) MBA
6 4 (1.75%) PhD
7 2 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.59%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) GDPR
2 1 (0.44%) IEC 61131
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.18%) Ansible
3 5 (2.18%) Puppet
4 2 (0.87%) Grafana
4 2 (0.87%) Oozie
4 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.87%) Sysdig
4 2 (0.87%) Terraform
5 1 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.44%) Mesos
5 1 (0.44%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 20 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.24%) SAP
3 7 (3.06%) Oracle
4 5 (2.18%) Sybase
5 3 (1.31%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.31%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.87%) Splunk
7 1 (0.44%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.44%) Google
7 1 (0.44%) Kony
7 1 (0.44%) OutSystems