Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 238 173 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 11.06% 7.60% 7.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.75% 8.23% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 172 79 50
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.87% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,450 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,750 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +8.33%

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 2,025 2,102 2,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 94.14% 92.36% 93.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,467 1,354 1,102
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £31,100 £31,413 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,705 £43,500
% change year-on-year +0.66% +2.77% +2.35%

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 13 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 129 (54.20%) Java
2 123 (51.68%) SQL
2 123 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (44.12%) Python
4 100 (42.02%) TDD
5 99 (41.60%) Finance
6 77 (32.35%) BDD
7 75 (31.51%) Relational Database
8 73 (30.67%) C#
9 72 (30.25%) OO
10 70 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (28.15%) Unit Testing
12 61 (25.63%) XML
13 60 (25.21%) Middleware
14 59 (24.79%) NoSQL
15 57 (23.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 57 (23.95%) Refactoring
16 56 (23.53%) System Testing
16 56 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
17 55 (23.11%) QA
18 53 (22.27%) Continuous Deployment
19 52 (21.85%) MQSeries
19 52 (21.85%) XML Schema
20 51 (21.43%) XPath
20 51 (21.43%) Complex Event Processing
20 51 (21.43%) Virtual Team
20 51 (21.43%) Domain Models
20 51 (21.43%) Bigtable
21 45 (18.91%) Selenium
22 40 (16.81%) 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 52 (21.85%) MQSeries
2 11 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.94%) Confluence
4 6 (2.52%) Apache
4 6 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.52%) JBoss
4 6 (2.52%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.68%) Jetty
5 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.10%) PaaS
4 3 (1.26%) Apigee
5 1 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) AMQP
2 1 (0.42%) DSL
2 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (31.51%) Relational Database
2 59 (24.79%) NoSQL
3 57 (23.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 56 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (21.43%) Bigtable
6 28 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 23 (9.66%) Big Data
8 11 (4.62%) MarkLogic
8 11 (4.62%) Sybase ASE
9 7 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.94%) Power BI
10 6 (2.52%) Data Mining
10 6 (2.52%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.10%) DB2
11 5 (2.10%) MySQL
11 5 (2.10%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.68%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (18.91%) Selenium
2 31 (13.03%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.34%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.24%) Git (software)
5 20 (8.40%) Appium
5 20 (8.40%) JUnit
5 20 (8.40%) Maven
6 19 (7.98%) SpecFlow
7 16 (6.72%) TeamCity
7 16 (6.72%) Visual Studio
8 15 (6.30%) JIRA
8 15 (6.30%) WebDriver
9 11 (4.62%) FitNesse
10 10 (4.20%) Hudson
11 8 (3.36%) Ant
11 8 (3.36%) JBehave
11 8 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.94%) NUnit
13 6 (2.52%) JMeter
14 5 (2.10%) Eclipse
General
1 99 (41.60%) Finance
2 20 (8.40%) Banking
3 10 (4.20%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.94%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.52%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (37.39%) Developer
2 47 (19.75%) Java Developer
3 46 (19.33%) Python Engineer
4 31 (13.03%) Java Engineer
5 20 (8.40%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.98%) Tester
7 17 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 16 (6.72%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.46%) Analyst
9 13 (5.46%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.20%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.20%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.78%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (3.36%) Technical Leader
13 7 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (2.94%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.63%) XML
2 60 (25.21%) Middleware
3 52 (21.85%) XML Schema
4 30 (12.61%) .NET
4 30 (12.61%) Spring
5 28 (11.76%) Hibernate
6 26 (10.92%) Web Services
7 21 (8.82%) RESTful
8 19 (7.98%) HTML
9 18 (7.56%) AngularJS
10 17 (7.14%) J2EE
10 17 (7.14%) JMS
11 13 (5.46%) JSON
12 11 (4.62%) Apache Flex
13 10 (4.20%) ASP.NET
13 10 (4.20%) HTML5
14 9 (3.78%) CSS
14 9 (3.78%) jQuery
14 9 (3.78%) REST
15 8 (3.36%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.43%) Virtual Team
2 26 (10.92%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (5.04%) Robotics
5 10 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.52%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.52%) Fintech
6 6 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.34%) Linux
2 19 (7.98%) Unix
3 10 (4.20%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.78%) Android
5 4 (1.68%) Windows
6 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (42.02%) TDD
3 77 (32.35%) BDD
4 72 (30.25%) OO
5 70 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (28.15%) Unit Testing
7 57 (23.95%) Refactoring
8 56 (23.53%) System Testing
9 53 (22.27%) Continuous Deployment
10 51 (21.43%) Complex Event Processing
10 51 (21.43%) Domain Models
11 38 (15.97%) Multithreading
12 36 (15.13%) OOP
13 32 (13.45%) Test Strategy
14 31 (13.03%) SDLC
15 30 (12.61%) Analytics
16 26 (10.92%) Software Engineering
17 25 (10.50%) OOA/OOD
17 25 (10.50%) Test Scripting
18 24 (10.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 129 (54.20%) Java
2 123 (51.68%) SQL
3 105 (44.12%) Python
4 73 (30.67%) C#
5 51 (21.43%) XPath
6 40 (16.81%) Ruby
7 36 (15.13%) JavaScript
8 31 (13.03%) C++
9 18 (7.56%) Bash Shell
10 14 (5.88%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 11 (4.62%) XQuery
12 8 (3.36%) Perl
13 5 (2.10%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.68%) Java 8
14 4 (1.68%) PHP
15 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.84%) Scala
17 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 37 (15.55%) Degree
2 21 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.88%) ISEB
3 14 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.42%) MCP
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (23.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.36%) Ansible
2 7 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.94%) Puppet
3 3 (1.26%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Marathon
4 1 (0.42%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.72%) IBM
2 16 (6.72%) Oracle
3 15 (6.30%) Cognizant
4 13 (5.46%) Sybase
5 10 (4.20%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.52%) Perforce
6 6 (2.52%) Solace
7 4 (1.68%) Google
8 3 (1.26%) Informatica
8 3 (1.26%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.42%) Pega
9 1 (0.42%) Twitter