The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 124 96
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 30 36 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.28% 1.25% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.38% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 31
Median salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £51,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2161 2603 2825
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.88% 90.60% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1606 1737
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Scotland.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Scotland

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 17 £45,000 - 2
Glasgow +12 13 £34,250 -33.49% 4
Automated Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 18 (30.00%) .NET
3 18 (30.00%) Selenium
3 18 (30.00%) SDLC
4 17 (28.33%) ISEB
5 16 (26.67%) C#
5 16 (26.67%) QA
5 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 15 (25.00%) TDD
7 14 (23.33%) Banking
7 14 (23.33%) Scrum
7 14 (23.33%) Java
7 14 (23.33%) Finance
8 13 (21.67%) BDD
8 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.00%) OO
10 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
10 11 (18.33%) DevOps
11 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 9 (15.00%) HTML
12 9 (15.00%) Linux
12 9 (15.00%) Degree
12 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
12 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
12 9 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (13.33%) Jenkins

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.67%) WordPress
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.33%) DB2
2 5 (8.33%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) phpMyAdmin
3 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 8 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.33%) Ant
6 5 (8.33%) Concordion
6 5 (8.33%) Gradle
6 5 (8.33%) Hudson
6 5 (8.33%) JBehave
6 5 (8.33%) JUnit
6 5 (8.33%) Maven
7 4 (6.67%) Appium
7 4 (6.67%) MSTest
7 4 (6.67%) NUnit
7 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.33%) Banking
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 10 (16.67%) Tester
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 4 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Software Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Software QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (15.00%) HTML
3 8 (13.33%) CSS
3 8 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 8 (13.33%) JSON
3 8 (13.33%) XML
4 6 (10.00%) HTML5
4 6 (10.00%) Spring
5 5 (8.33%) CSS3
5 5 (8.33%) SOAP
6 4 (6.67%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.33%) Node.js
7 2 (3.33%) REST
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (1.67%) Java EE
8 1 (1.67%) LINQ
8 1 (1.67%) WCF
8 1 (1.67%) WF
8 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Derivative
2 5 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) SDLC
3 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (25.00%) TDD
4 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 14 (23.33%) Scrum
6 13 (21.67%) BDD
6 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.00%) OO
8 11 (18.33%) DevOps
9 9 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) C#
3 14 (23.33%) Java
4 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) C
9 1 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) ISEB
2 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) QA
2 5 (8.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.67%) cPanel
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) HP
3 5 (8.33%) Perforce
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
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