The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 140 144
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 17 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.81% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.90% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 11
Median salary £51,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 2131 2678 2747
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.22% 90.47% 89.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1729 1674
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Scotland

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Scotland

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Scotland

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +7 11 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Glasgow +9 4 £33,500 -30.20% 1
West Lothian -8 2 £34,000 -22.72%
Automation Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Selenium
3 14 (35.90%) C#
3 14 (35.90%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) MVC
5 9 (23.08%) Automotive
5 9 (23.08%) ERP
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (20.51%) iOS Development
6 8 (20.51%) Apple Swift
6 8 (20.51%) Core Data
6 8 (20.51%) REST
6 8 (20.51%) Java
6 8 (20.51%) Objective-C
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) QA
8 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (12.82%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) ISEB
8 5 (12.82%) SDLC
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.26%) .NET
9 4 (10.26%) HTML
9 4 (10.26%) CSS
9 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing

Automation 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 1 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Ant
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.13%) NUnit
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.56%) DbUnit
6 1 (2.56%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) Mocha
6 1 (2.56%) Mockito
6 1 (2.56%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (23.08%) Automotive
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) C# Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 8 (20.51%) iOS Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Junior
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Graduate
7 2 (5.13%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Graduate Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Core Data
1 8 (20.51%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) CSS3
3 3 (7.69%) HTML5
3 3 (7.69%) Java EE
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
3 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (5.13%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.13%) SignalR
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.56%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) MVC
3 9 (23.08%) ERP
4 8 (20.51%) iOS Development
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) SDLC
7 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) C#
1 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Apple Swift
2 8 (20.51%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Objective-C
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) OCP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.56%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) XenApp
1 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
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