Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 52 31
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 181 86 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 7.94% 4.59% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 4.97% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 110 55 149
Glasgow median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% -1.41%
10th Percentile £32,400 £32,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,275 £70,000 £47,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -7.89%

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 2,128 1,731 2,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 93.29% 92.42% 91.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,030 1,519
Glasgow median annual salary £48,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.49% +2.35% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,225 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £61,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,875 £43,000
% change year-on-year +0.28% +4.36% +1.18%

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 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 137 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (59.67%) Java
3 101 (55.80%) TDD
4 91 (50.28%) Scrum
5 84 (46.41%) Python
6 82 (45.30%) BDD
7 59 (32.60%) Multithreading
8 58 (32.04%) SQL
8 58 (32.04%) Concurrent Programming
9 55 (30.39%) Spring
10 46 (25.41%) Hibernate
11 42 (23.20%) Big Data
12 40 (22.10%) Ruby
13 39 (21.55%) Software Delivery
14 38 (20.99%) Selenium
15 36 (19.89%) JIRA
16 33 (18.23%) JavaScript
17 32 (17.68%) Software Engineering
17 32 (17.68%) System Testing
17 32 (17.68%) NoSQL
18 31 (17.13%) QA
19 30 (16.57%) Cucumber
20 29 (16.02%) Finance
21 28 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (14.92%) HTML
23 26 (14.36%) C++
23 26 (14.36%) Oracle
23 26 (14.36%) XML
23 26 (14.36%) Kanban
23 26 (14.36%) Degree

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 18 (9.94%) JBoss
1 18 (9.94%) Tomcat
2 16 (8.84%) Jetty
3 15 (8.29%) WebLogic
3 15 (8.29%) WebSphere
4 13 (7.18%) Confluence
5 12 (6.63%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.76%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.66%) GemFire
7 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.55%) nginx
8 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Tornado
8 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.10%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Firebase
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.21%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (2.21%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.29%) AMQP
2 4 (2.21%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.21%) RS-485
3 1 (0.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.20%) Big Data
2 32 (17.68%) NoSQL
3 23 (12.71%) MongoDB
3 23 (12.71%) Oracle Database
4 20 (11.05%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.84%) Couchbase
5 16 (8.84%) Hadoop
5 16 (8.84%) Redis
5 16 (8.84%) Riak
6 13 (7.18%) SQL Server
7 12 (6.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (6.63%) Bigtable
7 12 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.76%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.66%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.55%) Power BI
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (20.99%) Selenium
2 36 (19.89%) JIRA
3 30 (16.57%) Cucumber
4 24 (13.26%) Jenkins
5 22 (12.15%) Git (software)
6 19 (10.50%) Vagrant
7 16 (8.84%) FitNesse
8 13 (7.18%) JUnit
9 12 (6.63%) LabVIEW
9 12 (6.63%) Maven
10 10 (5.52%) Eclipse
10 10 (5.52%) Subversion
11 9 (4.97%) JMeter
12 8 (4.42%) Android Studio
12 8 (4.42%) Ant
12 8 (4.42%) Gradle
12 8 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.76%) IntelliJ
13 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.76%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (16.02%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Banking
3 8 (4.42%) Electronics
4 4 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (54.14%) Developer
2 51 (28.18%) Java Developer
3 39 (21.55%) Senior Developer
4 26 (14.36%) Python Developer
5 22 (12.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (12.15%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.29%) Senior Python Developer
7 14 (7.73%) Tester
8 13 (7.18%) Analyst
8 13 (7.18%) Software Developer
8 13 (7.18%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.08%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Android Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Lead Android Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Automation Tester
13 6 (3.31%) Software Engineering Manager
13 6 (3.31%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (30.39%) Spring
2 46 (25.41%) Hibernate
3 27 (14.92%) HTML
4 26 (14.36%) XML
5 22 (12.15%) HTML5
6 20 (11.05%) JMS
7 15 (8.29%) JPA
7 15 (8.29%) Kafka
7 15 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (8.29%) TIBCO EMS
7 15 (8.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (7.18%) REST
8 13 (7.18%) Web Services
9 12 (6.63%) .NET
9 12 (6.63%) Middleware
9 12 (6.63%) XML Schema
10 9 (4.97%) SOAP
11 8 (4.42%) Android SDK
11 8 (4.42%) RESTful
11 8 (4.42%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.94%) Robotics
2 14 (7.73%) User Experience
3 13 (7.18%) Virtual Team
4 11 (6.08%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.42%) Over-the-Top Content
5 8 (4.42%) STB
6 7 (3.87%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.10%) Tandem
10 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.52%) Android
2 7 (3.87%) Linux
2 7 (3.87%) Unix
3 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.10%) Windows
4 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (55.80%) TDD
3 91 (50.28%) Scrum
4 82 (45.30%) BDD
5 59 (32.60%) Multithreading
6 58 (32.04%) Concurrent Programming
7 39 (21.55%) Software Delivery
8 32 (17.68%) Software Engineering
8 32 (17.68%) System Testing
9 28 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (14.36%) Kanban
11 25 (13.81%) OO
12 20 (11.05%) Unit Testing
13 18 (9.94%) Machine Learning
14 17 (9.39%) Integration Testing
15 16 (8.84%) Continuous Deployment
15 16 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (8.84%) UML
16 15 (8.29%) DSDM
16 15 (8.29%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 108 (59.67%) Java
2 84 (46.41%) Python
3 58 (32.04%) SQL
4 40 (22.10%) Ruby
5 33 (18.23%) JavaScript
6 26 (14.36%) C++
7 20 (11.05%) C#
8 17 (9.39%) Bash Shell
9 12 (6.63%) XPath
10 10 (5.52%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.42%) Kotlin
12 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.76%) C
13 5 (2.76%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.21%) Perl
14 4 (2.21%) Scala
15 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.10%) Clojure
17 1 (0.55%) F#
17 1 (0.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (14.36%) Degree
2 14 (7.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.76%) ISEB
4 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.13%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (11.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.55%) LXC
3 1 (0.55%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 22 (12.15%) Ansible
2 20 (11.05%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (11.05%) Puppet
3 16 (8.84%) Cobbler
4 3 (1.66%) logstash
5 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.10%) Kibana
6 1 (0.55%) Graphite
6 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.55%) Icinga
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (14.36%) Oracle
2 19 (10.50%) IBM
3 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.29%) TIBCO
4 8 (4.42%) Informatica
5 5 (2.76%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.76%) Reuters
6 3 (1.66%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) Avaloq
7 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.10%) HP
7 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.10%) VMware
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.55%) Splunk