Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 115 56 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.23% 8.45% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 8.89% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 66 31 104
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £29,650
25th Percentile £39,063 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -6.59%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £53,563
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £69,250
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -1.10%

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 1,292 630 1,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 92.42% 95.02% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 867 437 1,181
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,700 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £55,250
90th Percentile £77,800 £68,750 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -1.10%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Glasgow

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Glasgow over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 89 (77.39%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.65%) Java
3 52 (45.22%) Git (software)
4 49 (42.61%) QA
5 44 (38.26%) BDD
6 39 (33.91%) Selenium
7 38 (33.04%) Postman
8 35 (30.43%) API Testing
9 31 (26.96%) SC Cleared
9 31 (26.96%) Security Cleared
9 31 (26.96%) DevOps
10 30 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 30 (26.09%) C#
11 29 (25.22%) Performance Testing
11 29 (25.22%) Integration Testing
11 29 (25.22%) REST Assured
12 28 (24.35%) RESTful
13 27 (23.48%) Social Skills
14 25 (21.74%) Newman
14 25 (21.74%) AWS
14 25 (21.74%) JMeter
15 24 (20.87%) SQL
16 22 (19.13%) JIRA
17 18 (15.65%) Web Services
17 18 (15.65%) Software Testing
17 18 (15.65%) Azure
18 17 (14.78%) Microservices
18 17 (14.78%) REST
19 16 (13.91%) WebDriver
20 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (3.48%) Apache
2 3 (2.61%) Confluence
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.74%) AWS
2 18 (15.65%) Azure
3 12 (10.43%) GitHub
4 6 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.74%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.87%) GCP
6 1 (0.87%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) Firewall
2 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.09%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.22%) MySQL
3 6 (5.22%) Redis
4 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.74%) Power BI
7 2 (1.74%) Tableau
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.87%) Big Data
8 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.87%) Metadata
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (45.22%) Git (software)
2 39 (33.91%) Selenium
3 38 (33.04%) Postman
4 29 (25.22%) REST Assured
5 25 (21.74%) JMeter
5 25 (21.74%) Newman
6 22 (19.13%) JIRA
7 16 (13.91%) WebDriver
8 14 (12.17%) Appium
9 9 (7.83%) Cypress.io
10 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
11 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
12 5 (4.35%) Cucumber
12 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.48%) SoapUI
13 4 (3.48%) Subversion
13 4 (3.48%) TestNG
13 4 (3.48%) Zephyr
14 3 (2.61%) Gradle
14 3 (2.61%) Maven
General
1 27 (23.48%) Social Skills
2 15 (13.04%) Finance
3 5 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Publishing
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Wearables
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Military
5 2 (1.74%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Analyst
1 25 (21.74%) Automation Test Analyst
1 25 (21.74%) Test Analyst
2 22 (19.13%) Test Engineer
3 21 (18.26%) Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Software Engineer
4 13 (11.30%) Tester
5 10 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Automation Tester
6 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.96%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Angular Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.35%) RESTful
2 18 (15.65%) Web Services
3 17 (14.78%) REST
4 14 (12.17%) .NET
5 13 (11.30%) React
6 9 (7.83%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.83%) JSON
7 8 (6.96%) Node.js
8 7 (6.09%) SOAP
8 7 (6.09%) Swagger
9 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.22%) Kafka
9 6 (5.22%) Vue.js
10 5 (4.35%) GraphQL
10 5 (4.35%) Spring
10 5 (4.35%) Spring Boot
10 5 (4.35%) XML
11 4 (3.48%) CSS
11 4 (3.48%) HTML
11 4 (3.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) BBC
1 6 (5.22%) FMCG
1 6 (5.22%) Raspberry Pi
2 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.61%) Life Science
3 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.74%) DataPower
4 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Android
2 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.35%) Linux
4 3 (2.61%) Unix
5 1 (0.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (77.39%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.26%) BDD
3 35 (30.43%) API Testing
4 31 (26.96%) DevOps
5 29 (25.22%) Integration Testing
5 29 (25.22%) Performance Testing
6 18 (15.65%) Software Testing
7 17 (14.78%) Microservices
8 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (12.17%) SDLC
9 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
9 14 (12.17%) TDD
9 14 (12.17%) Test Management
10 13 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (10.43%) Computer Science
12 11 (9.57%) OO
13 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 10 (8.70%) Web Testing
14 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 64 (55.65%) Java
2 30 (26.09%) C#
2 30 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.87%) SQL
4 14 (12.17%) Python
5 8 (6.96%) TypeScript
6 7 (6.09%) Scala
7 5 (4.35%) C
8 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.61%) Java 8
10 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.87%) C++
11 1 (0.87%) Clojure
11 1 (0.87%) Go
11 1 (0.87%) Groovy
11 1 (0.87%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (26.96%) SC Cleared
1 31 (26.96%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) Degree
3 8 (6.96%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.61%) HNC
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (42.61%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Accessibility
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.61%) Terraform
3 2 (1.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) Consul
4 1 (0.87%) Istio
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Cognos
1 5 (4.35%) IBM
2 4 (3.48%) Cognizant
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.74%) Pega
5 1 (0.87%) Databricks
5 1 (0.87%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.87%) Google
5 1 (0.87%) Splunk