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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 148 190 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.45% 6.63% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% 7.26% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 89 95 127
Median salary £45,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +1.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 2480 2618 2803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.38% 91.35% 89.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1478 1763
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 69 £40,000 - 10
Glasgow -17 69 £52,500 +34.61% 13
West Lothian -4 4 £44,500 +1.13% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £53,750 -
Highlands - 2 £38,750 -
Dundee -9 1 £20,000 -27.27%
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 195 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (47.91%) Java
3 94 (35.74%) SQL
4 82 (31.18%) C#
5 77 (29.28%) Selenium
6 60 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 57 (21.67%) Scrum
8 52 (19.77%) Degree
9 51 (19.39%) Finance
10 50 (19.01%) Python
11 45 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (17.11%) SDLC
12 42 (15.97%) Unit Testing
12 42 (15.97%) SQL Server
12 42 (15.97%) Spring
13 41 (15.59%) TDD
14 40 (15.21%) Relational Database
15 39 (14.83%) Cucumber
15 39 (14.83%) Software Testing
15 39 (14.83%) .NET
16 35 (13.31%) QA
16 35 (13.31%) Test Strategy
17 34 (12.93%) Microsoft
18 33 (12.55%) HTML
18 33 (12.55%) Performance Testing
19 32 (12.17%) Jenkins
20 31 (11.79%) CSS
21 30 (11.41%) Oracle
22 29 (11.03%) Banking
22 29 (11.03%) DevOps

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 7 (2.66%) Confluence
1 7 (2.66%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.52%) CMS
2 4 (1.52%) WordPress
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Jetty
5 1 (0.38%) Mule
5 1 (0.38%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.28%) Wireless
2 2 (0.76%) DECT
2 2 (0.76%) HTTP
2 2 (0.76%) RS-485
2 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.76%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) IPsec
3 1 (0.38%) SMS
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.21%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.98%) RDBMS
4 18 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.84%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.28%) MySQL
7 5 (1.90%) CouchDB
7 5 (1.90%) DB2
8 4 (1.52%) Big Data
8 4 (1.52%) phpMyAdmin
8 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (29.28%) Selenium
2 39 (14.83%) Cucumber
3 32 (12.17%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.13%) Git (software)
4 24 (9.13%) JUnit
5 22 (8.37%) JIRA
5 22 (8.37%) SpecFlow
6 17 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (6.08%) HP UFT
7 16 (6.08%) Maven
8 14 (5.32%) TeamCity
9 13 (4.94%) Protractor
9 13 (4.94%) Subversion
10 12 (4.56%) Jasmine
11 11 (4.18%) FitNesse
12 10 (3.80%) Ant
12 10 (3.80%) TestNG
13 9 (3.42%) Hudson
14 8 (3.04%) JBehave
14 8 (3.04%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (19.39%) Finance
2 29 (11.03%) Banking
3 17 (6.46%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.08%) Automotive
5 8 (3.04%) Retail
6 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.52%) Avionics
7 4 (1.52%) Games
8 3 (1.14%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.76%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (35.36%) Developer
2 51 (19.39%) Tester
3 48 (18.25%) Senior Developer
4 38 (14.45%) Test Engineer
5 37 (14.07%) Java Developer
6 27 (10.27%) Analyst
7 25 (9.51%) Test Analyst
8 23 (8.75%) Automation Tester
9 21 (7.98%) Test Automation Engineer
10 19 (7.22%) Senior Java Developer
10 19 (7.22%) Software Tester
11 14 (5.32%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.56%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (4.18%) Python Developer
13 11 (4.18%) Senior Python Developer
14 10 (3.80%) Test Leader
15 9 (3.42%) Designer
16 8 (3.04%) .NET Developer
16 8 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (3.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.97%) Spring
2 39 (14.83%) .NET
3 33 (12.55%) HTML
4 31 (11.79%) CSS
5 26 (9.89%) Web Services
6 24 (9.13%) AngularJS
6 24 (9.13%) Gherkin
7 21 (7.98%) Hibernate
7 21 (7.98%) RESTful
8 20 (7.60%) jQuery
8 20 (7.60%) REST
8 20 (7.60%) SOAP
9 19 (7.22%) XML
10 17 (6.46%) JSON
11 14 (5.32%) HTML5
12 13 (4.94%) CSS3
12 13 (4.94%) J2EE
13 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET
13 9 (3.42%) Java EE
14 7 (2.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (9.13%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.04%) User Experience
4 7 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.52%) Tandem
7 3 (1.14%) Derivative
7 3 (1.14%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.76%) Clustering
8 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.38%) PMI
9 1 (0.38%) Smart City
9 1 (0.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.08%) Windows
2 15 (5.70%) Linux
3 14 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.56%) Android
4 12 (4.56%) Unix
5 3 (1.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Debian
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.67%) Scrum
3 45 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (17.11%) SDLC
4 42 (15.97%) Unit Testing
5 41 (15.59%) TDD
6 39 (14.83%) Software Testing
7 35 (13.31%) Test Strategy
8 33 (12.55%) Performance Testing
9 29 (11.03%) DevOps
10 28 (10.65%) MVC
11 27 (10.27%) BDD
11 27 (10.27%) Manual Testing
12 26 (9.89%) OO
12 26 (9.89%) Test Scripting
13 22 (8.37%) Defect Management
14 21 (7.98%) Waterfall
14 21 (7.98%) Web Development
15 20 (7.60%) Software Engineering
16 18 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (47.91%) Java
2 94 (35.74%) SQL
3 82 (31.18%) C#
4 60 (22.81%) JavaScript
5 50 (19.01%) Python
6 20 (7.60%) C++
7 17 (6.46%) Ruby
8 13 (4.94%) PHP
9 12 (4.56%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.66%) Groovy
10 7 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.28%) C
11 6 (2.28%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.28%) Scala
12 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.52%) Perl
14 3 (1.14%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.76%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 52 (19.77%) Degree
2 26 (9.89%) ISEB
3 22 (8.37%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.90%) MCP
5 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.90%) OCP
5 5 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.90%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.31%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) MiFID
3 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.38%) EMIR
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (4.18%) Docker
2 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.76%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.52%) cPanel
3 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.76%) Rancher
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.38%) Grafana
4 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.41%) Oracle
3 10 (3.80%) HP
4 6 (2.28%) IBM
5 5 (1.90%) Cognizant
5 5 (1.90%) Perforce
5 5 (1.90%) SAP
6 4 (1.52%) VMware
7 3 (1.14%) Reuters
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