Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 31 35
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 547 379 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.19% 6.82% 6.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 7.40% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 355 206 166
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +12.58% +0.67%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,625 £28,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,992 5,125 4,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.00% 92.21% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,247 3,275 2,889
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 256 £49,740 +24.35% 56
Glasgow +16 234 £45,000 -10.00% 27
West Lothian -9 29 £46,250 +15.63% 5
Dundee +21 7 £31,500 +57.50% 5
North Lanarkshire - 4 £32,991 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £35,500 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £37,250 - 1
Stirling - 2 £46,250 -
Fife +2 1 - - 1
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 294 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (42.78%) Java
3 229 (41.86%) SQL
4 193 (35.28%) Finance
5 165 (30.16%) Python
6 155 (28.34%) C#
7 154 (28.15%) TDD
8 145 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (22.67%) Selenium
10 122 (22.30%) BDD
11 121 (22.12%) OO
12 120 (21.94%) Degree
13 113 (20.66%) QA
14 109 (19.93%) Software Engineering
15 93 (17.00%) Relational Database
16 88 (16.09%) SDLC
16 88 (16.09%) JavaScript
17 81 (14.81%) XML
18 80 (14.63%) .NET
19 79 (14.44%) Cucumber
20 75 (13.71%) Computer Science
20 75 (13.71%) Software Testing
21 74 (13.53%) Apache Cassandra
22 73 (13.35%) NoSQL
22 73 (13.35%) Test Scripting
23 72 (13.16%) Unit Testing
24 71 (12.98%) Refactoring
24 71 (12.98%) Scrum
25 68 (12.43%) Git (software)
26 67 (12.25%) Linux

Test Automation
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 55 (10.05%) MQSeries
2 20 (3.66%) Apache Spark
3 19 (3.47%) Apache
4 17 (3.11%) IIS
5 13 (2.38%) JBoss
5 13 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.01%) Confluence
7 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.91%) Jetty
8 5 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.18%) Mendix
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.65%) SaaS
4 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.91%) PaaS
6 4 (0.73%) GitHub
6 4 (0.73%) npm
6 4 (0.73%) Serverless
7 3 (0.55%) Apigee
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.37%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.37%) Datadog
8 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.37%) NuGet
8 2 (0.37%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.56%) HTTP
2 10 (1.83%) VLAN
3 7 (1.28%) IPv4
3 7 (1.28%) IPv6
4 5 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.91%) Internet
4 5 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.91%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.55%) AMQP
5 3 (0.55%) Modbus
6 2 (0.37%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (17.00%) Relational Database
2 74 (13.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 73 (13.35%) NoSQL
4 57 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (10.42%) SQL Server
5 54 (9.87%) Bigtable
6 28 (5.12%) Big Data
7 13 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.01%) DB2
9 11 (2.01%) MarkLogic
9 11 (2.01%) Sybase ASE
10 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.28%) Power BI
13 6 (1.10%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.73%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 124 (22.67%) Selenium
2 79 (14.44%) Cucumber
3 68 (12.43%) Git (software)
4 65 (11.88%) Jenkins
5 49 (8.96%) SpecFlow
6 43 (7.86%) JIRA
7 40 (7.31%) JUnit
8 33 (6.03%) TeamCity
9 26 (4.75%) Visual Studio
10 24 (4.39%) Bugzilla
10 24 (4.39%) Maven
11 22 (4.02%) NUnit
12 19 (3.47%) Appium
13 18 (3.29%) Protractor
14 16 (2.93%) FitNesse
14 16 (2.93%) JMeter
14 16 (2.93%) Ranorex
14 16 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (2.93%) WebDriver
15 13 (2.38%) Hudson
General
1 193 (35.28%) Finance
2 34 (6.22%) Banking
3 20 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.29%) Electronics
4 18 (3.29%) Marketing
5 15 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.83%) Retail
8 8 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.10%) Law
10 5 (0.91%) Advertising
10 5 (0.91%) Legal
11 4 (0.73%) Games
11 4 (0.73%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (26.33%) Developer
2 84 (15.36%) Test Engineer
3 70 (12.80%) Tester
4 69 (12.61%) Java Developer
5 54 (9.87%) Software Engineer
6 52 (9.51%) Java Engineer
7 44 (8.04%) Analyst
8 40 (7.31%) Python Engineer
9 39 (7.13%) Automation Tester
9 39 (7.13%) Test Analyst
10 35 (6.40%) Software Test Engineer
11 29 (5.30%) .NET Developer
12 28 (5.12%) QA Engineer
12 28 (5.12%) Software Developer
13 27 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
14 26 (4.75%) Development Engineer
15 25 (4.57%) Software Development Engineer
16 24 (4.39%) Development Manager
17 22 (4.02%) Automation Engineer
17 22 (4.02%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.81%) XML
2 80 (14.63%) .NET
3 59 (10.79%) Middleware
4 55 (10.05%) XML Schema
5 45 (8.23%) Web Services
6 41 (7.50%) HTML
7 39 (7.13%) AngularJS
8 38 (6.95%) Spring
9 37 (6.76%) CSS
9 37 (6.76%) REST
10 36 (6.58%) JSON
11 35 (6.40%) Hibernate
12 33 (6.03%) RESTful
13 32 (5.85%) Gherkin
14 23 (4.20%) ASP.NET
15 22 (4.02%) React
16 21 (3.84%) Node.js
17 19 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (3.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.71%) Computer Science
2 59 (10.79%) Virtual Team
3 28 (5.12%) Algorithms
4 25 (4.57%) Fintech
5 22 (4.02%) Data Structures
6 21 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.38%) Robotics
10 12 (2.19%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.46%) User Experience
13 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.55%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.37%) Blog
15 2 (0.37%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.37%) e-Learning
15 2 (0.37%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.25%) Linux
2 41 (7.50%) Windows
3 21 (3.84%) Unix
4 16 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.38%) Android
6 7 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (28.15%) TDD
3 145 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
4 122 (22.30%) BDD
5 121 (22.12%) OO
6 109 (19.93%) Software Engineering
7 88 (16.09%) SDLC
8 75 (13.71%) Software Testing
9 73 (13.35%) Test Scripting
10 72 (13.16%) Unit Testing
11 71 (12.98%) Refactoring
11 71 (12.98%) Scrum
12 65 (11.88%) System Testing
13 60 (10.97%) Mentoring
14 59 (10.79%) Continuous Deployment
15 55 (10.05%) Open Source
16 54 (9.87%) Analytics
16 54 (9.87%) Complex Event Processing
16 54 (9.87%) Domain Models
17 52 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 234 (42.78%) Java
2 229 (41.86%) SQL
3 165 (30.16%) Python
4 155 (28.34%) C#
5 88 (16.09%) JavaScript
6 54 (9.87%) XPath
7 46 (8.41%) Ruby
8 40 (7.31%) C++
9 26 (4.75%) Shell Script
10 23 (4.20%) T-SQL
11 22 (4.02%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.66%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.29%) Perl
14 12 (2.19%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.01%) XQuery
16 10 (1.83%) Java 8
17 8 (1.46%) C
18 7 (1.28%) Tcl
19 6 (1.10%) PHP
20 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (21.94%) Degree
2 56 (10.24%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (5.30%) ISEB
5 18 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.73%) MBA
6 4 (0.73%) PhD
7 3 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) MCP
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (20.66%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.74%) Ansible
2 15 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.38%) Puppet
4 5 (0.91%) Terraform
5 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.55%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.37%) Grafana
7 2 (0.37%) Mesos
7 2 (0.37%) Oozie
7 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.37%) Sysdig
8 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.18%) Marathon
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 43 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.03%) Oracle
3 18 (3.29%) Sybase
4 14 (2.56%) Cognizant
4 14 (2.56%) IBM
5 12 (2.19%) SAP
6 8 (1.46%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.10%) Google
7 6 (1.10%) Perforce
8 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.73%) Solace
8 4 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.55%) HP
9 3 (0.55%) Informatica
9 3 (0.55%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.37%) Splunk
11 1 (0.18%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.18%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.18%) Twitter