Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 49 28
Rank change year-on-year +20 -21 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 211 104 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.60% 5.28% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.07% 5.67% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 164 67 112
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +38.16% +4.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £54,825
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +1.91%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,327 1,834 2,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 94.86% 93.10% 93.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,685 1,134 1,423
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,600 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 124 (58.77%) Python
2 119 (56.40%) Java
3 118 (55.92%) TDD
4 110 (52.13%) BDD
5 108 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (46.45%) SQL
7 84 (39.81%) Finance
8 74 (35.07%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (34.12%) Scrum
10 65 (30.81%) NoSQL
11 63 (29.86%) System Testing
12 62 (29.38%) OO
13 59 (27.96%) Virtual Team
14 56 (26.54%) Relational Database
15 54 (25.59%) XML
15 54 (25.59%) Middleware
16 53 (25.12%) Refactoring
16 53 (25.12%) Unit Testing
17 52 (24.64%) Continuous Deployment
18 51 (24.17%) Domain Models
18 51 (24.17%) Apache Cassandra
18 51 (24.17%) Bigtable
18 51 (24.17%) XPath
18 51 (24.17%) Complex Event Processing
18 51 (24.17%) MQSeries
18 51 (24.17%) XML Schema
18 51 (24.17%) PostgreSQL
19 42 (19.91%) Multithreading
19 42 (19.91%) Spring
19 42 (19.91%) Ruby

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 51 (24.17%) MQSeries
2 13 (6.16%) Confluence
3 12 (5.69%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.74%) JBoss
5 9 (4.27%) Jetty
6 6 (2.84%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.90%) CMS
7 4 (1.90%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.95%) Apache
9 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.47%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) SAP CRM
1 5 (2.37%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.90%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.42%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.95%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.95%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) AMQP
2 4 (1.90%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.90%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (30.81%) NoSQL
2 56 (26.54%) Relational Database
3 51 (24.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 51 (24.17%) Bigtable
3 51 (24.17%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (16.59%) Big Data
5 15 (7.11%) Oracle Database
6 13 (6.16%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.32%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.32%) Redis
8 7 (3.32%) Riak
8 7 (3.32%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.37%) MarkLogic
9 5 (2.37%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.47%) DB2
11 1 (0.47%) MSDE
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (18.48%) Selenium
2 30 (14.22%) JIRA
3 27 (12.80%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.90%) Jenkins
5 19 (9.00%) Maven
6 14 (6.64%) Git (software)
7 12 (5.69%) JUnit
7 12 (5.69%) LabVIEW
8 10 (4.74%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.79%) FitNesse
9 8 (3.79%) Subversion
10 7 (3.32%) JBehave
10 7 (3.32%) JMeter
10 7 (3.32%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.84%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.37%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.90%) Hudson
14 3 (1.42%) Protractor
14 3 (1.42%) Spock
14 3 (1.42%) Zephyr
General
1 84 (39.81%) Finance
2 8 (3.79%) Banking
2 8 (3.79%) Electronics
3 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Law
5 2 (0.95%) Games
5 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (43.60%) Developer
2 37 (17.54%) Java Developer
3 34 (16.11%) Python Developer
4 32 (15.17%) Senior Developer
5 21 (9.95%) Tester
6 20 (9.48%) Test Engineer
7 16 (7.58%) Analyst
8 15 (7.11%) Programmer
8 15 (7.11%) Python Programmer
8 15 (7.11%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (6.64%) Software Engineer
9 14 (6.64%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.69%) Senior Python Developer
11 11 (5.21%) Software Developer
11 11 (5.21%) Test Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Python Engineer
12 10 (4.74%) Technical Leader
12 10 (4.74%) Web Developer
13 9 (4.27%) Automation Tester
14 8 (3.79%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.59%) Middleware
1 54 (25.59%) XML
2 51 (24.17%) XML Schema
3 42 (19.91%) Spring
4 34 (16.11%) Hibernate
5 27 (12.80%) HTML
6 18 (8.53%) Web Services
7 17 (8.06%) AngularJS
8 16 (7.58%) CSS
9 13 (6.16%) JMS
10 12 (5.69%) jQuery
11 11 (5.21%) Django
11 11 (5.21%) HTML5
11 11 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (4.74%) J2EE
13 9 (4.27%) .NET
13 9 (4.27%) Angular 2
14 6 (2.84%) Kafka
14 6 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (27.96%) Virtual Team
2 14 (6.64%) Robotics
3 11 (5.21%) Fintech
4 7 (3.32%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.37%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.37%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.06%) Unix
2 9 (4.27%) Linux
3 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.95%) Android
4 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.95%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (55.92%) TDD
2 110 (52.13%) BDD
3 108 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (35.07%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (34.12%) Scrum
6 63 (29.86%) System Testing
7 62 (29.38%) OO
8 53 (25.12%) Refactoring
8 53 (25.12%) Unit Testing
9 52 (24.64%) Continuous Deployment
10 51 (24.17%) Complex Event Processing
10 51 (24.17%) Domain Models
11 42 (19.91%) Multithreading
12 40 (18.96%) Concurrent Programming
13 31 (14.69%) Software Delivery
14 29 (13.74%) Software Engineering
15 22 (10.43%) SDLC
16 21 (9.95%) Web Development
17 19 (9.00%) OOP
18 18 (8.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 124 (58.77%) Python
2 119 (56.40%) Java
3 98 (46.45%) SQL
4 51 (24.17%) XPath
5 42 (19.91%) Ruby
6 41 (19.43%) C++
7 32 (15.17%) C#
8 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.21%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.27%) Java 8
11 6 (2.84%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.37%) C
12 5 (2.37%) XQuery
13 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.42%) Perl
14 3 (1.42%) Scala
14 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.95%) Clojure
16 1 (0.47%) Erlang
16 1 (0.47%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 26 (12.32%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.27%) ISEB
4 5 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.32%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) Docker
2 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (7.11%) Ansible
2 12 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (5.69%) Puppet
3 7 (3.32%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.95%) logstash
4 2 (0.95%) Rancher
5 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.47%) Kibana
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (10.90%) Oracle
2 11 (5.21%) IBM
3 7 (3.32%) Sybase
4 6 (2.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.84%) SAP
4 6 (2.84%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.37%) Cognizant
5 5 (2.37%) Informatica
6 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.90%) VMware
7 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.95%) Reuters
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) Perforce
9 1 (0.47%) Splunk
9 1 (0.47%) Xamarin