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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Scotland
Rank 108 135 123
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 30 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.44% 1.02% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.13% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 20
Median salary £37,890 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £51,500
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 2101 2659 2772
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.39% 90.53% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1716 1690
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%  

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 March 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 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 +5 18 £35,780 +2.22% 2
Glasgow +17 8 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Lothian - 5 £35,000 -
Fife - 1 £26,500 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.97%) Selenium
3 37 (47.44%) C#
4 32 (41.03%) .NET
5 30 (38.46%) Finance
6 28 (35.90%) Software Testing
6 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
7 27 (34.62%) SpecFlow
8 26 (33.33%) SQL
9 24 (30.77%) Gherkin
10 22 (28.21%) Java
11 18 (23.08%) ISEB
11 18 (23.08%) Scrum
11 18 (23.08%) Degree
11 18 (23.08%) Waterfall
12 17 (21.79%) Cucumber
13 16 (20.51%) WebDriver
13 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
14 15 (19.23%) User Stories
15 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (17.95%) Subversion
16 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
16 13 (16.67%) OOP
17 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
17 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
17 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
17 12 (15.38%) JIRA
17 12 (15.38%) QA
17 12 (15.38%) Git (software)

Test Automation
Top Related 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 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.28%) Drupal
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) DECT
1 2 (2.56%) RS-485
1 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.56%) Wireless
1 2 (2.56%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (58.97%) Selenium
2 27 (34.62%) SpecFlow
3 17 (21.79%) Cucumber
4 16 (20.51%) WebDriver
5 14 (17.95%) Subversion
6 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 12 (15.38%) JIRA
6 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 11 (14.10%) HP UFT
7 11 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (11.54%) MSTest
8 9 (11.54%) NUnit
9 6 (7.69%) FitNesse
9 6 (7.69%) JUnit
10 5 (6.41%) Jasmine
11 4 (5.13%) Hudson
11 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
11 4 (5.13%) Protractor
11 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 4 (5.13%) TestNG
General
1 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Test Engineer
2 26 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.67%) Tester
5 7 (8.97%) Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Applications Tester
8 3 (3.85%) Graduate
8 3 (3.85%) Graduate Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.03%) .NET
2 24 (30.77%) Gherkin
3 10 (12.82%) HTML
4 9 (11.54%) CSS
5 5 (6.41%) XML
6 4 (5.13%) REST
7 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.85%) jQuery
7 3 (3.85%) RESTful
7 3 (3.85%) SOAP
7 3 (3.85%) Web Services
8 2 (2.56%) JSON
8 2 (2.56%) Spring
8 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.28%) Ajax
9 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.28%) Node.js
9 1 (1.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.28%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.28%) PMI
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Scrum
3 18 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (19.23%) User Stories
6 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 13 (16.67%) OOP
7 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (14.10%) Defect Management
8 11 (14.10%) SDLC
9 10 (12.82%) BDD
10 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.54%) OO
11 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
13 6 (7.69%) Wealth Management
14 5 (6.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (47.44%) C#
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) Java
4 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.26%) Python
6 4 (5.13%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) C
7 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.56%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) Delphi
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Degree
1 18 (23.08%) ISEB
2 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) HP
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
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