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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 68 53 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.47% 4.47% 8.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 4.88% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 43 39 91
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
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 1141 1087 1266
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 91.79% 91.65% 89.91%
Number of salaries quoted 700 618 770
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 88 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (37.50%) C#
3 44 (36.67%) SQL
4 39 (32.50%) Java
5 36 (30.00%) Selenium
6 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
6 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
6 27 (22.50%) Degree
7 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (20.00%) SDLC
8 23 (19.17%) Python
9 21 (17.50%) .NET
9 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
9 21 (17.50%) MVC
9 21 (17.50%) Finance
10 19 (15.83%) Scrum
11 18 (15.00%) Automotive
11 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
12 17 (14.17%) QA
12 17 (14.17%) Test Strategy
13 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (11.67%) SpecFlow
14 14 (11.67%) Gherkin
14 14 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (11.67%) ISEB
14 14 (11.67%) ERP
14 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (10.83%) DevOps
15 13 (10.83%) Open Source

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 (2.50%) CMS
2 2 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (30.00%) Selenium
2 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.67%) SpecFlow
4 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (9.17%) Jasmine
5 11 (9.17%) JUnit
5 11 (9.17%) Protractor
6 10 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.50%) TestNG
8 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
9 6 (5.00%) FitNesse
9 6 (5.00%) JIRA
10 5 (4.17%) SonarQube
10 5 (4.17%) Subversion
11 2 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.67%) Maven
11 2 (1.67%) NUnit
11 2 (1.67%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 18 (15.00%) Automotive
3 6 (5.00%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Avionics
5 3 (2.50%) Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
6 2 (1.67%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.67%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) Tester
3 23 (19.17%) Test Engineer
4 16 (13.33%) Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 15 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 14 (11.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 12 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 10 (8.33%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.00%) DevOps Manager
10 4 (3.33%) Applications Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.33%) QA Manager
10 4 (3.33%) Web Applications Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Web Automation Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Web Tester
11 3 (2.50%) Software QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) .NET
2 14 (11.67%) Gherkin
3 11 (9.17%) HTML
4 10 (8.33%) CSS
5 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.00%) Django
6 6 (5.00%) Java EE
6 6 (5.00%) Spring
7 5 (4.17%) RESTful
7 5 (4.17%) Spring MVC
7 5 (4.17%) Web Services
8 4 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.33%) REST
9 3 (2.50%) Core Data
9 3 (2.50%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.50%) JAX-RS
9 3 (2.50%) JSP
10 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Android
4 4 (3.33%) Windows
5 3 (2.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
3 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (20.00%) SDLC
4 21 (17.50%) MVC
5 19 (15.83%) Scrum
6 17 (14.17%) Test Strategy
7 14 (11.67%) ERP
8 13 (10.83%) DevOps
8 13 (10.83%) Open Source
8 13 (10.83%) Test Scripting
9 12 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 12 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Performance Testing
11 9 (7.50%) BDD
11 9 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (7.50%) TDD
12 8 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.50%) C#
2 44 (36.67%) SQL
3 39 (32.50%) Java
4 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 23 (19.17%) Python
6 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.33%) C++
7 4 (3.33%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.67%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.83%) Groovy
10 1 (0.83%) Jython
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) Degree
2 14 (11.67%) ISEB
3 5 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Docker
1 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Rancher
3 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle
3 5 (4.17%) HP
4 4 (3.33%) VMware
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