Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 33 45
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 594 405 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.05% 7.02% 5.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.88% 7.55% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 416 249 174
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,400 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,000 5,361 4,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.01% 92.94% 92.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,293 3,626 2,720
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,350 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +18 299 £46,000 +15.00% 16
Glasgow +12 216 £43,763 -12.47% 9
West Lothian -1 46 £42,500 +6.25%
Fife -11 6 £33,750 -43.75%
Aberdeen - 6 £52,500 - 2
Dundee +7 5 £30,000 - 1
Midlothian 0 5 £30,691 -12.31%
South Lanarkshire -3 2 £40,000 -5.88%
North Lanarkshire +13 1 £60,000 -
Stirling +2 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £60,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £41,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 348 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (35.69%) SQL
3 208 (35.02%) Java
4 196 (33.00%) Finance
5 177 (29.80%) Selenium
6 176 (29.63%) JavaScript
7 149 (25.08%) C#
7 149 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
8 131 (22.05%) QA
8 131 (22.05%) TDD
9 125 (21.04%) BDD
10 121 (20.37%) Software Engineering
11 118 (19.87%) Test Scripting
12 116 (19.53%) Python
13 110 (18.52%) Degree
14 109 (18.35%) Git (software)
15 107 (18.01%) Cucumber
16 103 (17.34%) SDLC
17 96 (16.16%) HTML
18 94 (15.82%) .NET
19 90 (15.15%) Oracle
20 87 (14.65%) OO
21 84 (14.14%) SQL Server
22 78 (13.13%) Mobile App
22 78 (13.13%) DevOps
23 77 (12.96%) Relational Database
24 74 (12.46%) Scrum
24 74 (12.46%) MVC
25 69 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
26 67 (11.28%) CSS

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 27 (4.55%) MQSeries
2 23 (3.87%) Apache
3 17 (2.86%) lighttpd
3 17 (2.86%) nginx
4 16 (2.69%) IIS
5 15 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.52%) JBoss
7 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.18%) Confluence
8 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.34%) Appian
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.53%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.69%) SaaS
4 13 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.85%) GitHub
6 5 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.51%) G Suite
8 3 (0.51%) IaaS
8 3 (0.51%) Trello
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.34%) Serverless
10 1 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.35%) Ethernet
2 7 (1.18%) VLAN
3 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.34%) HTTP
4 2 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 58 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (8.25%) NoSQL
5 42 (7.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (4.88%) RDBMS
7 27 (4.55%) Bigtable
8 24 (4.04%) MySQL
9 20 (3.37%) MariaDB
10 12 (2.02%) Big Data
11 9 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.35%) SAP HANA
13 6 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (1.01%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
14 5 (0.84%) Redis
15 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.51%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 177 (29.80%) Selenium
2 109 (18.35%) Git (software)
3 107 (18.01%) Cucumber
4 66 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 56 (9.43%) JIRA
6 33 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 30 (5.05%) JUnit
8 27 (4.55%) NUnit
8 27 (4.55%) Protractor
8 27 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 24 (4.04%) TeamCity
10 22 (3.70%) Hudson
11 19 (3.20%) WebDriver
12 17 (2.86%) Bitbucket Server
12 17 (2.86%) Maven
13 16 (2.69%) Appium
13 16 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.68%) Subversion
15 9 (1.52%) jMock
15 9 (1.52%) MSTest
General
1 196 (33.00%) Finance
2 22 (3.70%) Marketing
3 18 (3.03%) Banking
4 15 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.19%) Games
6 10 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.52%) Legal
8 8 (1.35%) Retail
9 7 (1.18%) Electronics
10 6 (1.01%) Advertising
10 6 (1.01%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
11 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 167 (28.11%) Developer
2 88 (14.81%) Tester
3 82 (13.80%) Test Engineer
4 69 (11.62%) Automation Tester
5 68 (11.45%) Analyst
6 67 (11.28%) Test Analyst
7 65 (10.94%) Software Engineer
8 47 (7.91%) Software Developer
9 41 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
10 38 (6.40%) .NET Developer
10 38 (6.40%) C# Developer
11 34 (5.72%) Java Developer
11 34 (5.72%) Python Engineer
12 31 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
13 29 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (4.88%) Java Engineer
14 27 (4.55%) Developer in Test
15 26 (4.38%) Senior Developer
16 25 (4.21%) QA Engineer
17 23 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (16.16%) HTML
2 94 (15.82%) .NET
3 67 (11.28%) CSS
4 65 (10.94%) AngularJS
5 61 (10.27%) XML
6 51 (8.59%) Gherkin
7 50 (8.42%) HTML5
8 42 (7.07%) React
8 42 (7.07%) REST
9 41 (6.90%) JSON
10 40 (6.73%) Middleware
11 39 (6.57%) Node.js
12 34 (5.72%) CSS3
13 32 (5.39%) Web Services
14 31 (5.22%) RESTful
15 27 (4.55%) XML Schema
16 20 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 19 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 19 (3.20%) jQuery
17 19 (3.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.13%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.89%) Virtual Team
3 32 (5.39%) Fintech
4 30 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.36%) User Experience
9 12 (2.02%) PMI
10 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.35%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.18%) Smart Home
14 5 (0.84%) Blog
15 4 (0.67%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.67%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 3 (0.51%) Optoelectronics
16 3 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.58%) Linux
2 37 (6.23%) Windows
3 24 (4.04%) Unix
4 18 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.02%) Android
6 10 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
3 131 (22.05%) TDD
4 125 (21.04%) BDD
5 121 (20.37%) Software Engineering
6 118 (19.87%) Test Scripting
7 103 (17.34%) SDLC
8 87 (14.65%) OO
9 78 (13.13%) DevOps
10 74 (12.46%) MVC
10 74 (12.46%) Scrum
11 69 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
12 67 (11.28%) Scenario Testing
13 63 (10.61%) Computer Science
14 61 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 59 (9.93%) Unit Testing
16 58 (9.76%) Continuous Deployment
16 58 (9.76%) Mentoring
17 57 (9.60%) Test Strategy
18 53 (8.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (35.69%) SQL
2 208 (35.02%) Java
3 176 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 149 (25.08%) C#
5 116 (19.53%) Python
6 37 (6.23%) C++
7 32 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 30 (5.05%) PHP
9 27 (4.55%) XPath
10 25 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 24 (4.04%) C
11 24 (4.04%) Ruby
11 24 (4.04%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.86%) PHP 7
13 13 (2.19%) Perl
14 12 (2.02%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.68%) Scala
16 7 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.18%) Java 8
17 6 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (18.52%) Degree
2 32 (5.39%) ISTQB
3 21 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.86%) HND
4 17 (2.86%) ISEB
5 15 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.02%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.35%) HNC
8 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (22.05%) QA
2 11 (1.85%) PMO
3 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (3.37%) Docker
2 19 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.34%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (4.21%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.87%) Ansible
3 16 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.19%) Puppet
5 6 (1.01%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.84%) Terraform
7 4 (0.67%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.17%) Istio
9 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 90 (15.15%) Oracle
2 28 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.53%) SAP
3 15 (2.53%) Xamarin
4 9 (1.52%) Perfecto Mobile
5 7 (1.18%) IBM
5 7 (1.18%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.01%) Ab Initio
6 6 (1.01%) Google
6 6 (1.01%) HP
6 6 (1.01%) PagerDuty
6 6 (1.01%) Solace
6 6 (1.01%) Sybase
7 5 (0.84%) Informatica
8 4 (0.67%) CA
8 4 (0.67%) Netezza
9 3 (0.51%) Perforce
9 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.34%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat