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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 80 80
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 19 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.61% 1.41% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.55% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 12
Median salary £35,780 £35,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -7.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £35,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1041 1224 1195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 93.11% 91.07% 89.18%
Number of salaries quoted 672 827 708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (57.41%) Selenium
3 27 (50.00%) C#
4 26 (48.15%) .NET
5 25 (46.30%) Finance
6 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 24 (44.44%) SpecFlow
6 24 (44.44%) Gherkin
7 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
8 21 (38.89%) SQL
9 15 (27.78%) Waterfall
9 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (25.93%) User Stories
10 14 (25.93%) ISEB
11 13 (24.07%) Java
11 13 (24.07%) Automated Testing
11 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (22.22%) Integration Testing
12 12 (22.22%) WebDriver
12 12 (22.22%) Scrum
12 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
13 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
13 11 (20.37%) HP
13 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
14 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
14 10 (18.52%) Subversion
15 9 (16.67%) NUnit

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 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 24 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 12 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
5 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
6 10 (18.52%) Subversion
7 9 (16.67%) MSTest
7 9 (16.67%) NUnit
8 5 (9.26%) FitNesse
8 5 (9.26%) Jasmine
8 5 (9.26%) JIRA
9 4 (7.41%) JUnit
9 4 (7.41%) Protractor
9 4 (7.41%) TestNG
10 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
11 2 (3.70%) Hudson
12 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Test Automation Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) Analyst
3 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Graduate
7 3 (5.56%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Web Applications Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) .NET
2 24 (44.44%) Gherkin
3 6 (11.11%) CSS
3 6 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) J2EE
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
3 15 (27.78%) Waterfall
4 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (25.93%) User Stories
5 13 (24.07%) Automated Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Scrum
7 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
8 9 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (16.67%) OO
8 9 (16.67%) OOP
9 8 (14.81%) SDLC
10 7 (12.96%) BDD
11 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.26%) Data Management
12 5 (9.26%) Manual Testing
13 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
13 4 (7.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 13 (24.07%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Delphi
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISEB
2 8 (14.81%) Degree
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
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