Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 457 292 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.00% 5.61% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.61% 6.08% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 277 184 182
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,600
90th Percentile £70,500 £63,750 £53,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 5,309 4,799 5,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.98% 92.22% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,528 3,027 3,199
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Glasgow +12 223 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Edinburgh +14 198 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Lothian +8 25 £40,000 - 2
Dundee +11 3 £30,000 - 2
Fife -5 2 £30,000 +13.21%
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 236 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (44.42%) Java
3 197 (43.11%) SQL
4 157 (34.35%) Finance
5 156 (34.14%) TDD
6 153 (33.48%) Python
7 148 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (29.10%) BDD
9 120 (26.26%) C#
10 111 (24.29%) Selenium
11 102 (22.32%) OO
12 99 (21.66%) Scrum
13 88 (19.26%) Degree
14 82 (17.94%) NoSQL
14 82 (17.94%) Relational Database
15 81 (17.72%) Software Engineering
16 80 (17.51%) .NET
17 77 (16.85%) QA
17 77 (16.85%) SDLC
18 70 (15.32%) System Testing
19 68 (14.88%) Unit Testing
20 67 (14.66%) Virtual Team
21 66 (14.44%) Refactoring
21 66 (14.44%) JavaScript
22 65 (14.22%) XML
23 64 (14.00%) Continuous Deployment
24 61 (13.35%) Middleware
25 59 (12.91%) Apache Cassandra
26 58 (12.69%) Complex Event Processing
26 58 (12.69%) Bigtable

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 58 (12.69%) MQSeries
2 15 (3.28%) Confluence
3 13 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.97%) Apache
5 8 (1.75%) JBoss
6 7 (1.53%) Jetty
7 5 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.09%) CMS
7 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.22%) nginx
11 1 (0.22%) Podio
11 1 (0.22%) Tornado
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.19%) SaaS
3 8 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.09%) PaaS
5 4 (0.88%) NuGet
6 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) Akamai
8 1 (0.22%) Asana
8 1 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.06%) HTTP
2 10 (2.19%) IPv4
2 10 (2.19%) IPv6
2 10 (2.19%) VLAN
3 6 (1.31%) Internet
4 4 (0.88%) AMQP
5 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) Network Security
7 1 (0.22%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.94%) NoSQL
1 82 (17.94%) Relational Database
2 59 (12.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 58 (12.69%) Bigtable
3 58 (12.69%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (8.10%) SQL Server
5 28 (6.13%) Big Data
6 14 (3.06%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.84%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.97%) DB2
10 9 (1.97%) MarkLogic
10 9 (1.97%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.09%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.09%) Redis
13 5 (1.09%) Riak
Development Applications
1 111 (24.29%) Selenium
2 51 (11.16%) JIRA
3 48 (10.50%) Cucumber
4 47 (10.28%) Jenkins
5 41 (8.97%) Git (software)
6 38 (8.32%) JUnit
7 29 (6.35%) Bugzilla
7 29 (6.35%) Protractor
8 25 (5.47%) Maven
8 25 (5.47%) SpecFlow
9 22 (4.81%) TestNG
10 20 (4.38%) Jasmine
11 19 (4.16%) Subversion
12 16 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (3.06%) TeamCity
14 13 (2.84%) FitNesse
15 12 (2.63%) JMeter
15 12 (2.63%) Mercurial
16 10 (2.19%) LoadRunner
16 10 (2.19%) WebDriver
General
1 157 (34.35%) Finance
2 25 (5.47%) Banking
2 25 (5.47%) Electronics
3 19 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.41%) Marketing
5 11 (2.41%) Retail
6 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Advertising
8 5 (1.09%) Games
9 4 (0.88%) Law
9 4 (0.88%) Legal
10 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (27.57%) Developer
2 71 (15.54%) Test Engineer
3 59 (12.91%) Java Developer
4 54 (11.82%) Tester
5 47 (10.28%) Analyst
6 41 (8.97%) Software Engineer
7 34 (7.44%) Test Analyst
8 29 (6.35%) Java Engineer
9 28 (6.13%) Python Developer
10 26 (5.69%) Automation Tester
10 26 (5.69%) Senior Developer
11 25 (5.47%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (3.72%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.72%) Software Test Engineer
13 16 (3.50%) Programmer
14 15 (3.28%) Python Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Python Programmer
15 14 (3.06%) Development Engineer
15 14 (3.06%) Software Development Engineer
15 14 (3.06%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.51%) .NET
2 65 (14.22%) XML
3 61 (13.35%) Middleware
4 58 (12.69%) XML Schema
5 50 (10.94%) HTML
6 49 (10.72%) Spring
7 45 (9.85%) CSS
8 43 (9.41%) Hibernate
9 39 (8.53%) AngularJS
10 34 (7.44%) Web Services
11 24 (5.25%) REST
12 19 (4.16%) jQuery
13 18 (3.94%) J2EE
14 14 (3.06%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.06%) ASP.NET
14 14 (3.06%) React
15 13 (2.84%) JMS
15 13 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (2.63%) Django
17 11 (2.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.66%) Virtual Team
2 36 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.13%) Algorithms
4 23 (5.03%) Data Structures
4 23 (5.03%) Fintech
5 15 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.28%) Robotics
6 13 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.84%) User Experience
7 11 (2.41%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.44%) Blog
12 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.44%) Optoelectronics
12 2 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.22%) Linux
2 30 (6.56%) Windows
3 23 (5.03%) Unix
4 11 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.19%) Android
6 4 (0.88%) Debian
6 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (34.14%) TDD
3 148 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (29.10%) BDD
5 102 (22.32%) OO
6 99 (21.66%) Scrum
7 81 (17.72%) Software Engineering
8 77 (16.85%) SDLC
9 70 (15.32%) System Testing
10 68 (14.88%) Unit Testing
11 66 (14.44%) Refactoring
12 64 (14.00%) Continuous Deployment
13 58 (12.69%) Complex Event Processing
13 58 (12.69%) Domain Models
14 52 (11.38%) Software Testing
15 50 (10.94%) Manual Testing
16 46 (10.07%) Open Source
17 41 (8.97%) Test Scripting
18 40 (8.75%) DevOps
19 38 (8.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 203 (44.42%) Java
2 197 (43.11%) SQL
3 153 (33.48%) Python
4 120 (26.26%) C#
5 66 (14.44%) JavaScript
6 58 (12.69%) XPath
7 47 (10.28%) C++
8 45 (9.85%) Ruby
9 16 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.63%) Java 8
12 11 (2.41%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.19%) Tcl
14 9 (1.97%) PHP
14 9 (1.97%) XQuery
15 6 (1.31%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.31%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.09%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (19.26%) Degree
2 34 (7.44%) ISTQB
3 26 (5.69%) ISEB
4 10 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.66%) MBA
7 3 (0.66%) PhD
8 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.22%) MCP
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (16.85%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.22%) GDPR
2 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (5.25%) Docker
2 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (5.03%) Ansible
2 20 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.50%) Puppet
4 5 (1.09%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.09%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.44%) logstash
6 2 (0.44%) Munin
6 2 (0.44%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.44%) Rancher
7 1 (0.22%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 45 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.10%) Oracle
3 16 (3.50%) Sybase
4 15 (3.28%) SAP
5 8 (1.75%) IBM
6 7 (1.53%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.31%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.88%) HP
8 4 (0.88%) Micro Focus
8 4 (0.88%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.88%) VMware
9 3 (0.66%) Google
9 3 (0.66%) Informatica
9 3 (0.66%) Perforce
9 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.44%) New Relic
10 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.44%) Splunk
10 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.22%) Dynatrace