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

Automated Testing
Scotland / Fife
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 5 11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife - 25.58% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 27.50% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 1
Median salary - £31,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.88%  
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 Fife with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Fife
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 23 40 33
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 88.46% 93.02% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 25
Median salary £38,569 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.43% -16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,450 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,926 £42,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 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

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 Fife region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Electronics
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (40.00%) Physics
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Process Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Physics
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA