Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 178 138 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.57% 5.92% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 6.40% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 100 99 184
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,950 £26,625
90th Percentile £55,050 £55,000 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 2461 2156 2817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 90.88% 92.49% 91.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1490 1403 1779
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,750 £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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 85 (47.75%) Java
2 82 (46.07%) Selenium
3 80 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (37.08%) C#
5 57 (32.02%) .NET
6 49 (27.53%) SQL
7 47 (26.40%) Degree
7 47 (26.40%) DevOps
8 46 (25.84%) Python
9 41 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
11 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
12 36 (20.22%) Finance
12 36 (20.22%) Software Testing
13 35 (19.66%) Cucumber
13 35 (19.66%) SDET
14 34 (19.10%) Linux
15 32 (17.98%) Scrum
16 31 (17.42%) Test Scripting
17 30 (16.85%) C++
17 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
18 29 (16.29%) Windows
19 28 (15.73%) Maven
19 28 (15.73%) QA
19 28 (15.73%) SDLC
19 28 (15.73%) Defect Management
20 27 (15.17%) Artifactory
20 27 (15.17%) Bugzilla
21 26 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
21 26 (14.61%) 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 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.12%) Apache
2 2 (1.12%) CMS
2 2 (1.12%) Confluence
2 2 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) SAS
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.25%) GitHub
3 4 (2.25%) npm
4 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) HTTP
1 2 (1.12%) 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 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
3 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (46.07%) Selenium
2 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
3 35 (19.66%) Cucumber
4 28 (15.73%) Maven
5 27 (15.17%) Artifactory
5 27 (15.17%) Bugzilla
6 25 (14.04%) SonarQube
7 24 (13.48%) CMake
7 24 (13.48%) MSBuild
7 24 (13.48%) NuGet
7 24 (13.48%) Phabricator
7 24 (13.48%) Ranorex
8 22 (12.36%) JUnit
9 19 (10.67%) HP UFT
9 19 (10.67%) SpecFlow
10 16 (8.99%) JIRA
10 16 (8.99%) Protractor
11 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
12 13 (7.30%) Jasmine
12 13 (7.30%) TestNG
General
1 36 (20.22%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Retail Banking
3 11 (6.18%) Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Games
5 4 (2.25%) Legal
6 3 (1.69%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (35.96%) Test Engineer
2 40 (22.47%) Analyst
3 36 (20.22%) Test Analyst
4 35 (19.66%) Software Engineer
5 32 (17.98%) Software Test Engineer
6 29 (16.29%) Development Engineer
6 29 (16.29%) Software Development Engineer
6 29 (16.29%) Test Development Engineer
7 24 (13.48%) Developer
8 22 (12.36%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (7.87%) Tester
10 9 (5.06%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) QA Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.06%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.93%) Developer in Test
11 7 (3.93%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (32.02%) .NET
2 22 (12.36%) Gherkin
3 21 (11.80%) HTML
4 17 (9.55%) CSS
5 14 (7.87%) Web Services
6 13 (7.30%) RESTful
7 11 (6.18%) Spring
8 10 (5.62%) Java EE
9 8 (4.49%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.93%) Spring MVC
11 6 (3.37%) JSP
12 5 (2.81%) JAX-RS
12 5 (2.81%) React
13 4 (2.25%) Angular 2
13 4 (2.25%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.25%) REST
14 3 (1.69%) Behat
14 3 (1.69%) JDBC
14 3 (1.69%) SOAP
14 3 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Robotics
2 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.25%) ASIC
7 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.12%) ASIC Verification
8 2 (1.12%) Fintech
8 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.10%) Linux
2 29 (16.29%) Windows
3 24 (13.48%) Debian
4 7 (3.93%) Mac OS
4 7 (3.93%) Unix
5 5 (2.81%) Android
6 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.40%) DevOps
3 41 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.22%) Software Testing
5 35 (19.66%) SDET
6 32 (17.98%) Scrum
7 31 (17.42%) Test Scripting
8 28 (15.73%) Defect Management
8 28 (15.73%) SDLC
9 26 (14.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (13.48%) Innovative Thinking
10 24 (13.48%) Unit Testing
11 23 (12.92%) TDD
12 21 (11.80%) Scenario Testing
13 16 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 16 (8.99%) MVC
13 16 (8.99%) Open Source
13 16 (8.99%) Test Strategy
14 15 (8.43%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (47.75%) Java
2 66 (37.08%) C#
3 49 (27.53%) SQL
4 46 (25.84%) Python
5 30 (16.85%) C++
5 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.49%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.81%) PHP
8 5 (2.81%) Scala
9 4 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.69%) Perl
11 2 (1.12%) C
11 2 (1.12%) Tcl
12 1 (0.56%) F#
12 1 (0.56%) Jython
12 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.56%) R
12 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (26.40%) Degree
2 11 (6.18%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.93%) ISEB
5 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.81%) MCP
6 5 (2.81%) OCP
6 5 (2.81%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (2.81%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.73%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (2.81%) Docker
1 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.69%) Firmware
2 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Ansible
2 2 (1.12%) HockeyApp
2 2 (1.12%) Rancher
2 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.12%) Terraform
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.55%) Oracle
3 8 (4.49%) HP
4 5 (2.81%) SAP
4 5 (2.81%) VMware
5 2 (1.12%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) KANA