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

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 182 130 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.87% 5.96% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.55% 6.43% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 102 89 143
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £46,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -7.89%

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 2,411 2,022 2,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.05% 92.67% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,550 1,327 1,621
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,550 £70,000 £66,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (43.96%) Selenium
3 71 (39.01%) Java
4 64 (35.16%) DevOps
5 62 (34.07%) C#
6 57 (31.32%) .NET
7 49 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (24.73%) Scrum
9 42 (23.08%) Degree
10 41 (22.53%) SQL
11 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 39 (21.43%) Jenkins
12 36 (19.78%) Python
12 36 (19.78%) Finance
12 36 (19.78%) QA
13 31 (17.03%) C++
13 31 (17.03%) Linux
14 30 (16.48%) HTML
14 30 (16.48%) TDD
15 28 (15.38%) Bugzilla
15 28 (15.38%) SDET
16 27 (14.84%) SDLC
16 27 (14.84%) Artifactory
16 27 (14.84%) Maven
16 27 (14.84%) Microsoft
16 27 (14.84%) JUnit
16 27 (14.84%) Windows
16 27 (14.84%) Test Scripting
17 26 (14.29%) CSS
18 25 (13.74%) Software Testing

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 4 (2.20%) WordPress
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.65%) GitHub
4 3 (1.65%) npm
5 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.55%) MQTT
1 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.65%) MySQL
4 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (43.96%) Selenium
2 39 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 28 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 27 (14.84%) Artifactory
4 27 (14.84%) JUnit
4 27 (14.84%) Maven
5 25 (13.74%) Protractor
6 24 (13.19%) CMake
6 24 (13.19%) MSBuild
6 24 (13.19%) NuGet
6 24 (13.19%) Phabricator
6 24 (13.19%) Ranorex
6 24 (13.19%) SonarQube
7 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
8 20 (10.99%) Jasmine
8 20 (10.99%) TestNG
9 17 (9.34%) Git (software)
10 16 (8.79%) JIRA
11 14 (7.69%) SpecFlow
12 12 (6.59%) HP UFT
General
1 36 (19.78%) Finance
2 12 (6.59%) Banking
3 10 (5.49%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.20%) Games
4 4 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (34.07%) Test Engineer
2 33 (18.13%) Analyst
3 29 (15.93%) Test Analyst
4 28 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 28 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
5 24 (13.19%) Development Engineer
5 24 (13.19%) Software Development Engineer
5 24 (13.19%) Test Development Engineer
6 20 (10.99%) Developer
6 20 (10.99%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (8.24%) Tester
9 12 (6.59%) Agile Scrum Master
9 12 (6.59%) Scrum Master
10 8 (4.40%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.40%) Consultant
11 7 (3.85%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.85%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Test Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (31.32%) .NET
2 30 (16.48%) HTML
3 26 (14.29%) CSS
4 15 (8.24%) Gherkin
5 9 (4.95%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.40%) React
7 7 (3.85%) RESTful
8 6 (3.30%) Spring
9 5 (2.75%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.75%) Web Services
10 4 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (1.65%) Apache Flex
11 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.65%) Behat
11 3 (1.65%) JDBC
11 3 (1.65%) JPA
11 3 (1.65%) jQuery
11 3 (1.65%) OAuth2
11 3 (1.65%) REST
11 3 (1.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.19%) Robotics
2 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.85%) Fintech
5 7 (3.85%) User Experience
6 4 (2.20%) ASIC
6 4 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.10%) ASIC Verification
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.55%) Blog
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.03%) Linux
2 27 (14.84%) Windows
3 24 (13.19%) Debian
4 7 (3.85%) Android
5 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (35.16%) DevOps
3 49 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (24.73%) Scrum
5 30 (16.48%) TDD
6 28 (15.38%) SDET
7 27 (14.84%) SDLC
7 27 (14.84%) Test Scripting
8 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (13.74%) Software Testing
8 25 (13.74%) Unit Testing
9 24 (13.19%) Innovative Thinking
9 24 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (10.99%) Defect Management
12 18 (9.89%) Coaching
13 16 (8.79%) Mentoring
13 16 (8.79%) Open Source
14 13 (7.14%) BDD
15 12 (6.59%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.01%) Java
2 62 (34.07%) C#
3 41 (22.53%) SQL
4 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 36 (19.78%) Python
6 31 (17.03%) C++
7 7 (3.85%) PHP
8 5 (2.75%) Ruby
9 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.65%) Scala
10 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.55%) Go
11 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (23.08%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.04%) ISEB
4 6 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.20%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.78%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) GCP
3 1 (0.55%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (8.24%) Docker
2 3 (1.65%) Firmware
3 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.69%) Ansible
2 12 (6.59%) Puppet
3 9 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.40%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.30%) Terraform
7 4 (2.20%) Consul
7 4 (2.20%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.55%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.55%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.55%) Rancher
Vendors
1 27 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.24%) Oracle
3 2 (1.10%) HP
3 2 (1.10%) VMware
4 1 (0.55%) Google
4 1 (0.55%) IBM
4 1 (0.55%) KANA
4 1 (0.55%) Panasonic
4 1 (0.55%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (0.55%) Xamarin