Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 40 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 230 148 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 10.06% 6.47% 8.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.64% 6.95% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 177 70 67
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +28.05% +15.49%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,425 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £70,000 £61,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +5.26%

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 2,161 2,129 2,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 94.53% 93.05% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,612 1,298 1,246
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £61,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 130 (56.52%) Java
2 129 (56.09%) TDD
3 118 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (51.30%) SQL
3 118 (51.30%) Python
4 116 (50.43%) Finance
5 107 (46.52%) BDD
6 88 (38.26%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (34.35%) Relational Database
8 78 (33.91%) OO
9 73 (31.74%) NoSQL
10 70 (30.43%) System Testing
10 70 (30.43%) Refactoring
10 70 (30.43%) Virtual Team
11 68 (29.57%) Unit Testing
11 68 (29.57%) Middleware
12 66 (28.70%) XML
12 66 (28.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 65 (28.26%) Continuous Deployment
14 64 (27.83%) MQSeries
14 64 (27.83%) XML Schema
15 63 (27.39%) PostgreSQL
15 63 (27.39%) Complex Event Processing
15 63 (27.39%) XPath
15 63 (27.39%) Domain Models
15 63 (27.39%) Bigtable
16 51 (22.17%) C#
17 47 (20.43%) Scrum
18 45 (19.57%) Spring
19 41 (17.83%) Multithreading

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 64 (27.83%) MQSeries
2 13 (5.65%) Confluence
3 11 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.17%) Apache
4 5 (2.17%) Jetty
5 4 (1.74%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.74%) JBoss
5 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.30%) CMS
6 3 (1.30%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Podio
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.87%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.17%) PaaS
4 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) AMQP
2 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (34.35%) Relational Database
2 73 (31.74%) NoSQL
3 66 (28.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 63 (27.39%) Bigtable
4 63 (27.39%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (13.04%) Big Data
6 13 (5.65%) Oracle Database
7 12 (5.22%) MarkLogic
7 12 (5.22%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.48%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.61%) DB2
11 6 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.30%) Redis
13 3 (1.30%) Riak
Development Applications
1 33 (14.35%) Selenium
2 24 (10.43%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (10.00%) JIRA
4 20 (8.70%) Maven
5 19 (8.26%) Git (software)
6 16 (6.96%) JUnit
7 15 (6.52%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.22%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.91%) Hudson
10 9 (3.91%) JBehave
11 8 (3.48%) Subversion
12 7 (3.04%) Appium
13 6 (2.61%) FitNesse
13 6 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.17%) JMeter
14 5 (2.17%) MSTest
14 5 (2.17%) NUnit
15 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (50.43%) Finance
2 16 (6.96%) Banking
3 10 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.04%) Law
5 6 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (40.43%) Developer
2 45 (19.57%) Java Developer
3 25 (10.87%) Python Developer
4 23 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 22 (9.57%) Python Engineer
6 21 (9.13%) Java Engineer
7 19 (8.26%) Software Engineer
8 17 (7.39%) Tester
9 14 (6.09%) Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Technical Leader
10 13 (5.65%) Programmer
10 13 (5.65%) Python Programmer
10 13 (5.65%) Test Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) Test Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Automation Tester
13 10 (4.35%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (3.48%) Software Test Engineer
14 8 (3.48%) Web Developer
15 7 (3.04%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (29.57%) Middleware
2 66 (28.70%) XML
3 64 (27.83%) XML Schema
4 45 (19.57%) Spring
5 39 (16.96%) Hibernate
6 27 (11.74%) Web Services
7 23 (10.00%) HTML
8 22 (9.57%) AngularJS
9 21 (9.13%) J2EE
10 16 (6.96%) .NET
10 16 (6.96%) CSS
11 15 (6.52%) JMS
12 14 (6.09%) jQuery
13 12 (5.22%) Apache Flex
13 12 (5.22%) Django
13 12 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (3.48%) Angular 2
15 7 (3.04%) HTML5
16 6 (2.61%) REST
16 6 (2.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 70 (30.43%) Virtual Team
2 15 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.65%) Robotics
4 12 (5.22%) Fintech
5 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.74%) User Experience
7 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.43%) AS400
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.57%) Unix
2 19 (8.26%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.09%) TDD
2 118 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (46.52%) BDD
4 88 (38.26%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (33.91%) OO
6 70 (30.43%) Refactoring
6 70 (30.43%) System Testing
7 68 (29.57%) Unit Testing
8 65 (28.26%) Continuous Deployment
9 63 (27.39%) Complex Event Processing
9 63 (27.39%) Domain Models
10 47 (20.43%) Scrum
11 41 (17.83%) Multithreading
12 33 (14.35%) Software Engineering
13 30 (13.04%) OOP
13 30 (13.04%) SDLC
14 28 (12.17%) Concurrent Programming
15 25 (10.87%) Manual Testing
15 25 (10.87%) OOA/OOD
15 25 (10.87%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 130 (56.52%) Java
2 118 (51.30%) Python
2 118 (51.30%) SQL
3 63 (27.39%) XPath
4 51 (22.17%) C#
5 38 (16.52%) Ruby
6 31 (13.48%) C++
7 18 (7.83%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.65%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.65%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.22%) XQuery
10 10 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.48%) Java 8
12 6 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.17%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.74%) Perl
15 3 (1.30%) Scala
16 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.43%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 35 (15.22%) Degree
2 16 (6.96%) ISEB
3 14 (6.09%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.04%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.91%) Ansible
2 7 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.04%) Puppet
3 3 (1.30%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.87%) Rancher
Vendors
1 23 (10.00%) Oracle
2 16 (6.96%) Sybase
3 11 (4.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.91%) IBM
5 6 (2.61%) Cognizant
6 5 (2.17%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.74%) Perforce
8 3 (1.30%) Informatica
9 2 (0.87%) Google
9 2 (0.87%) SAP
9 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.87%) Solace
9 2 (0.87%) VMware
10 1 (0.43%) Apigee
10 1 (0.43%) Apple
10 1 (0.43%) Pega
10 1 (0.43%) Xamarin