Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 137 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.05% 8.50% 11.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 8.98% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 30 107 184
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,025 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £66,550 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 896 1,526 1,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 94.22% 94.72% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 626 1,090 1,345
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% -3.16%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Java
3 23 (47.92%) SQL
3 23 (47.92%) Finance
4 22 (45.83%) Scrum
4 22 (45.83%) QA
5 21 (43.75%) C#
6 19 (39.58%) OO
6 19 (39.58%) Mentoring
7 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 18 (37.50%) Microservices
7 18 (37.50%) Performance Testing
8 16 (33.33%) JMeter
8 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 16 (33.33%) Sprint Retrospective
9 15 (31.25%) SaaS
9 15 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (31.25%) SpecFlow
9 15 (31.25%) C++
9 15 (31.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 15 (31.25%) FitNesse
10 14 (29.17%) Ceridian
10 14 (29.17%) SDLC
11 13 (27.08%) Selenium
12 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 12 (25.00%) Azure
12 12 (25.00%) DevOps
13 10 (20.83%) SDET
13 10 (20.83%) Code Coverage
14 9 (18.75%) Banking

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 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) SaaS
2 12 (25.00%) Azure
3 9 (18.75%) AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (4.17%) GCP
4 2 (4.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 3 (6.25%) Data Lake
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.17%) Power BI
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.08%) DataStage
6 1 (2.08%) HBase
6 1 (2.08%) Impala
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) Spark SQL
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) JMeter
2 15 (31.25%) FitNesse
2 15 (31.25%) SpecFlow
3 13 (27.08%) Selenium
4 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.33%) Gradle
5 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (8.33%) Maven
6 3 (6.25%) Cypress.io
6 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.25%) Travis CI
7 2 (4.17%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (4.17%) Protractor
7 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.08%) Mocha
8 1 (2.08%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
3 5 (10.42%) Developer in Test
3 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Workforce Management Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Automation Developer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.33%) REST
3 3 (6.25%) Spring
3 3 (6.25%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) Symfony
4 2 (4.17%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (2.08%) Ajax
5 1 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) JSP
5 1 (2.08%) Laravel
5 1 (2.08%) Servlets
5 1 (2.08%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) Velocity
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) LIMS
4 2 (4.17%) Wiki
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 19 (39.58%) Mentoring
3 19 (39.58%) OO
4 18 (37.50%) Microservices
4 18 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 16 (33.33%) Sprint Retrospective
6 15 (31.25%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (29.17%) SDLC
8 12 (25.00%) DevOps
9 10 (20.83%) Code Coverage
9 10 (20.83%) SDET
10 9 (18.75%) API Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.58%) BDD
11 7 (14.58%) WFM
12 6 (12.50%) ETL
12 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) Java
2 23 (47.92%) SQL
3 21 (43.75%) C#
4 15 (31.25%) C++
5 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.25%) Groovy
8 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.17%) Perl
9 2 (4.17%) PHP
9 2 (4.17%) Scala
9 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.17%) VBA
10 1 (2.08%) C
10 1 (2.08%) Java 8
10 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.08%) IEC 62304
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Ceridian
3 5 (10.42%) Google
4 4 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 4 (8.33%) Informatica
5 2 (4.17%) Databricks
6 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) Teradata