Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Fife
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife 7.46% 16.87% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.43% 18.42% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 3
Fife median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% +3.28% -23.75%
10th Percentile £29,300 £23,550 £29,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £41,575 £41,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.00%

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 Fife with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Fife
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 53 76 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife 79.10% 91.57% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 34 60 50
Fife median annual salary £40,000 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £28,225
90th Percentile £48,901 £48,750 £44,688
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Fife.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Fife

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Fife over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Fife

Test Automation
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Fife region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline +1 4 £40,000 +18.52%
Kirkcaldy - 1 - -
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Fife region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) WildFly
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Java EE
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) C++

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle