Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 270 179 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.63% 6.60% 5.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.44% 7.13% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 162 98 98
Edinburgh median annual salary £48,490 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.23% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,150 £53,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%

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 2,360 2,510 2,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 92.91% 92.52% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,516 1,405
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 154 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.41%) Java
3 95 (35.19%) Finance
4 91 (33.70%) SQL
5 78 (28.89%) Selenium
6 69 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (24.07%) Software Engineering
8 61 (22.59%) C#
9 60 (22.22%) Cucumber
10 57 (21.11%) Degree
11 55 (20.37%) QA
12 51 (18.89%) Test Scripting
12 51 (18.89%) SDLC
13 50 (18.52%) JavaScript
14 49 (18.15%) TDD
15 48 (17.78%) .NET
15 48 (17.78%) Mentoring
16 45 (16.67%) Software Testing
17 41 (15.19%) Python
17 41 (15.19%) API Testing
18 40 (14.81%) BDD
19 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
19 38 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (14.07%) Scrum
20 37 (13.70%) OO
21 34 (12.59%) ISTQB
21 34 (12.59%) SpecFlow
21 34 (12.59%) Gherkin
21 34 (12.59%) Functional Testing
22 32 (11.85%) Linux

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 18 (6.67%) IIS
2 15 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.96%) Apache
4 3 (1.11%) JBoss
5 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Mendix
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.37%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.85%) SaaS
2 5 (1.85%) Serverless
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.48%) npm
4 3 (1.11%) GitHub
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.74%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.74%) Datadog
5 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.74%) NuGet
5 2 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
1 5 (1.85%) Internet
1 5 (1.85%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.11%) Modbus
2 3 (1.11%) VLAN
3 2 (0.74%) HTTP
3 2 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.44%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.22%) DB2
8 5 (1.85%) Big Data
8 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.85%) MySQL
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 78 (28.89%) Selenium
2 60 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
4 34 (12.59%) SpecFlow
5 28 (10.37%) Jenkins
6 20 (7.41%) TeamCity
7 19 (7.04%) JIRA
8 18 (6.67%) Protractor
9 16 (5.93%) JUnit
9 16 (5.93%) NUnit
9 16 (5.93%) Visual Studio
10 15 (5.56%) Bugzilla
11 14 (5.19%) Ranorex
12 11 (4.07%) JMeter
13 9 (3.33%) LoadRunner
13 9 (3.33%) TestNG
14 8 (2.96%) LoadUI
14 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (2.59%) Jasmine
16 5 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 95 (35.19%) Finance
2 18 (6.67%) Marketing
3 17 (6.30%) Banking
4 13 (4.81%) Electronics
4 13 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.59%) Retail
6 6 (2.22%) Advertising
7 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.11%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Military
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (20.37%) Developer
2 50 (18.52%) Tester
3 49 (18.15%) Test Engineer
4 35 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 30 (11.11%) Analyst
5 30 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 27 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 26 (9.63%) Test Analyst
8 23 (8.52%) Java Developer
9 22 (8.15%) Java Engineer
10 21 (7.78%) Software Developer
11 20 (7.41%) Development Engineer
11 20 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
12 19 (7.04%) Development Manager
13 18 (6.67%) .NET Developer
13 18 (6.67%) C# Developer
13 18 (6.67%) QA Engineer
14 17 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (6.30%) Test Automation Engineer
15 16 (5.93%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.78%) .NET
2 34 (12.59%) Gherkin
3 29 (10.74%) CSS
4 27 (10.00%) HTML
5 23 (8.52%) REST
6 22 (8.15%) React
7 21 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (7.78%) Node.js
8 20 (7.41%) AngularJS
9 19 (7.04%) JSON
10 18 (6.67%) Web Services
11 16 (5.93%) XML
12 12 (4.44%) HTML5
13 11 (4.07%) CSS3
13 11 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (3.70%) Kafka
15 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET
15 9 (3.33%) RESTful
16 7 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6 (2.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.04%) Algorithms
2 19 (7.04%) Data Structures
3 18 (6.67%) Fintech
4 11 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.48%) User Experience
9 3 (1.11%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.11%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.74%) Blog
10 2 (0.74%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.85%) Linux
2 29 (10.74%) Windows
3 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.11%) Android
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (24.07%) Software Engineering
4 51 (18.89%) SDLC
4 51 (18.89%) Test Scripting
5 49 (18.15%) TDD
6 48 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 45 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 41 (15.19%) API Testing
9 40 (14.81%) BDD
10 38 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (14.07%) Scrum
11 37 (13.70%) OO
12 34 (12.59%) Functional Testing
13 30 (11.11%) DevOps
14 28 (10.37%) Manual Testing
15 27 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (8.89%) Analytics
16 24 (8.89%) MVC
16 24 (8.89%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 101 (37.41%) Java
2 91 (33.70%) SQL
3 61 (22.59%) C#
4 50 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 41 (15.19%) Python
6 21 (7.78%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.70%) Ruby
7 10 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.85%) Java 8
10 3 (1.11%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.11%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.11%) PHP
10 3 (1.11%) Scala
10 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.74%) Go
11 2 (0.74%) Groovy
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 57 (21.11%) Degree
2 34 (12.59%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.07%) ISEB
5 6 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.74%) MBA
7 2 (0.74%) PhD
8 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (20.37%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.74%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.96%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.85%) Ansible
3 5 (1.85%) Puppet
4 2 (0.74%) Grafana
4 2 (0.74%) Oozie
4 2 (0.74%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.74%) Sysdig
4 2 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Mesos
5 1 (0.37%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 16 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.81%) SAP
3 11 (4.07%) Oracle
4 5 (1.85%) Sybase
5 3 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.11%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.74%) Google
6 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.74%) Splunk
7 1 (0.37%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.37%) Kony
7 1 (0.37%) OutSystems