Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 38 51
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 194 120 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.12% 5.10% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.63% 5.48% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 98 76 95
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £95,758 £57,500 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +2.56%

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 2,542 2,191 2,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.32% 93.19% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,621 1,376 1,456
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 100 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (41.75%) Java
3 80 (41.24%) Selenium
4 66 (34.02%) SQL
5 62 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (29.90%) .NET
7 57 (29.38%) C#
8 47 (24.23%) Degree
9 46 (23.71%) Scrum
10 43 (22.16%) JavaScript
11 42 (21.65%) QA
12 41 (21.13%) Finance
13 36 (18.56%) DevOps
13 36 (18.56%) SDLC
14 35 (18.04%) CSS
14 35 (18.04%) Software Engineering
15 31 (15.98%) Software Testing
15 31 (15.98%) HTML
15 31 (15.98%) Protractor
16 30 (15.46%) JUnit
16 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
17 26 (13.40%) Algorithms
18 25 (12.89%) Open Source
18 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
18 25 (12.89%) TestNG
19 23 (11.86%) Linux
19 23 (11.86%) Git (software)
19 23 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (11.86%) Jasmine
19 23 (11.86%) Jenkins

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 2 (1.03%) JBoss
2 1 (0.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.64%) NuGet
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.58%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Akamai
6 1 (0.52%) Asana
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) npm
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.06%) DB2
4 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.52%) Big Data
7 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (41.24%) Selenium
2 31 (15.98%) Protractor
3 30 (15.46%) JUnit
4 25 (12.89%) TestNG
5 23 (11.86%) Git (software)
5 23 (11.86%) Jasmine
5 23 (11.86%) Jenkins
6 19 (9.79%) Bugzilla
6 19 (9.79%) Cucumber
7 17 (8.76%) Subversion
8 15 (7.73%) SpecFlow
9 12 (6.19%) Mercurial
10 11 (5.67%) Maven
10 11 (5.67%) Ranorex
11 10 (5.15%) SonarQube
12 9 (4.64%) Artifactory
12 9 (4.64%) CMake
12 9 (4.64%) MSBuild
12 9 (4.64%) Phabricator
12 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (21.13%) Finance
2 7 (3.61%) Banking
2 7 (3.61%) Electronics
2 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.61%) Marketing
2 7 (3.61%) Retail
2 7 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.58%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.06%) Advertising
4 4 (2.06%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (24.23%) Test Engineer
2 35 (18.04%) Developer
3 25 (12.89%) Tester
4 24 (12.37%) Analyst
5 21 (10.82%) Java Developer
6 19 (9.79%) Software Engineer
6 19 (9.79%) Test Analyst
7 17 (8.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (7.22%) Automation Tester
9 12 (6.19%) Development Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Software Development Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Test Development Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Java Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Software Developer
11 10 (5.15%) Software Manager
12 9 (4.64%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.12%) Scrum Master
13 8 (4.12%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.90%) .NET
2 35 (18.04%) CSS
3 31 (15.98%) HTML
4 10 (5.15%) Gherkin
5 9 (4.64%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.64%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.61%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.61%) jQuery
6 7 (3.61%) RESTful
7 6 (3.09%) React
7 6 (3.09%) REST
7 6 (3.09%) Web Services
8 5 (2.58%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.58%) Spring
9 4 (2.06%) JavaFX
9 4 (2.06%) Symfony
10 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.55%) Nightwatchjs
10 3 (1.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Algorithms
2 23 (11.86%) Data Structures
3 13 (6.70%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.64%) Fintech
5 9 (4.64%) Robotics
5 9 (4.64%) User Experience
6 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.03%) Xbox
10 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.86%) Linux
2 16 (8.25%) Windows
3 9 (4.64%) Debian
4 6 (3.09%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Unix
7 1 (0.52%) CentOS
7 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (23.71%) Scrum
4 36 (18.56%) DevOps
4 36 (18.56%) SDLC
5 35 (18.04%) Software Engineering
6 31 (15.98%) Software Testing
7 25 (12.89%) Open Source
7 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
8 23 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (11.34%) Manual Testing
9 22 (11.34%) OO
10 19 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.76%) Defect Management
12 16 (8.25%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.25%) TDD
13 15 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.73%) Functional Testing
14 13 (6.70%) Coaching
14 13 (6.70%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.75%) Java
2 66 (34.02%) SQL
3 57 (29.38%) C#
4 43 (22.16%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.79%) Python
6 12 (6.19%) C++
7 9 (4.64%) PHP
8 6 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.58%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.55%) Groovy
10 3 (1.55%) Java 8
10 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.03%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) Jython
12 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.52%) Perl
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (24.23%) Degree
2 18 (9.28%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.19%) ISEB
4 4 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.06%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.03%) MBA
5 2 (1.03%) PhD
5 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (21.65%) QA
2 4 (2.06%) GCP
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (6.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) Ansible
2 12 (6.19%) Puppet
3 10 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.64%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.06%) Consul
5 4 (2.06%) Rundeck
5 4 (2.06%) Terraform
6 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.22%) Oracle
3 7 (3.61%) SAP
4 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.55%) Sybase
5 1 (0.52%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.52%) Google
5 1 (0.52%) HP
5 1 (0.52%) Panasonic
5 1 (0.52%) Splunk
5 1 (0.52%) Twitter
5 1 (0.52%) Xamarin