Test Automation Jobs in Scotland

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland

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 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 57 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -31 -1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 409 431 506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 6.18% 9.00% 8.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 9.56% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127 195 290
10th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £36,527
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £61,250 £76,385 £62,500
90th Percentile £84,774 £82,500 £71,625
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +4.35%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,153 4,507 5,161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 92.95% 94.09% 91.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,411 2,266 2,760
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,369 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,810 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.19% +10.11% +7.14%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.57% +2.50% +9.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Scotland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

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 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -49 274 £56,250 +4.65% 20
Edinburgh -8 92 £52,500 -19.23% 19
Aberdeen +13 26 £38,500 -3.75%
Fife +3 13 £37,500 -38.78% 1
Dundee - 3 £45,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £45,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 102 (24.94%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.65%) Confluence
3 13 (3.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.49%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 161 (39.36%) AWS
2 42 (10.27%) Azure
3 28 (6.85%) SaaS
4 23 (5.62%) BlazeMeter
5 18 (4.40%) GCP
6 11 (2.69%) GitHub
7 6 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Pipelines
10 2 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.49%) GitHub Actions
10 2 (0.49%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.63%) Kerberos
2 18 (4.40%) DSL
3 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (22.25%) NoSQL
2 84 (20.54%) Apache Hive
2 84 (20.54%) HBase
3 65 (15.89%) Metadata
4 60 (14.67%) Big Data
5 55 (13.45%) Hadoop
6 31 (7.58%) MongoDB
7 18 (4.40%) Data Lake
7 18 (4.40%) DB2
7 18 (4.40%) Tableau
8 17 (4.16%) SQL Server
9 15 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.98%) MySQL
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.24%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 192 (46.94%) Jenkins
2 191 (46.70%) Git
3 89 (21.76%) Bitbucket
4 84 (20.54%) Bitbucket Server
5 66 (16.14%) Artifactory
6 48 (11.74%) Cypress.io
7 33 (8.07%) JIRA
8 27 (6.60%) Cucumber
9 24 (5.87%) JMeter
10 19 (4.65%) Maven
11 17 (4.16%) Selenium
12 16 (3.91%) Jasmine
13 15 (3.67%) Karma Test Runner
13 15 (3.67%) Visual Studio Code
14 12 (2.93%) Visual Studio
15 8 (1.96%) Gradle
16 6 (1.47%) Appium
16 6 (1.47%) JUnit
16 6 (1.47%) MSTest
17 5 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 270 (66.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 269 (65.77%) Finance
3 247 (60.39%) Law
4 143 (34.96%) Marketing
5 70 (17.11%) Banking
6 65 (15.89%) Legal
7 59 (14.43%) Social Skills
8 41 (10.02%) Investment Banking
9 40 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (4.65%) Games
11 18 (4.40%) Financial Institution
12 15 (3.67%) Private Banking
13 6 (1.47%) Aviation
14 4 (0.98%) Electronics
14 4 (0.98%) Tech for Good
15 2 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.49%) Retail
16 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.24%) Health Technology
16 1 (0.24%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 248 (60.64%) Software Engineer
2 103 (25.18%) Lead
3 91 (22.25%) Lead Software Engineer
4 88 (21.52%) Developer
5 72 (17.60%) Senior
6 66 (16.14%) AWS Engineer
7 65 (15.89%) AWS Software Engineer
8 58 (14.18%) Senior Software Engineer
9 56 (13.69%) Java Engineer
10 55 (13.45%) Database Developer
10 55 (13.45%) Database Engineer
10 55 (13.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 55 (13.45%) Java Software Engineer
11 47 (11.49%) Data Engineer
12 41 (10.02%) QA Engineer
13 36 (8.80%) AWS Database Engineer
13 36 (8.80%) AWS Developer
14 32 (7.82%) Full Stack Engineer
15 31 (7.58%) Full Stack Software Engineer
16 29 (7.09%) Big Data Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.49%) RESTful
2 84 (20.54%) JSON
3 80 (19.56%) XML
4 74 (18.09%) Web Services
5 68 (16.63%) LDAP
5 68 (16.63%) OpenID
6 65 (15.89%) JSON-LD
6 65 (15.89%) SAML
7 53 (12.96%) Spring Boot
8 50 (12.22%) React
9 40 (9.78%) Spring
10 39 (9.54%) Kafka
11 38 (9.29%) CSS
12 37 (9.05%) HTML
13 32 (7.82%) .NET
14 26 (6.36%) AngularJS
15 20 (4.89%) ASP.NET
16 19 (4.65%) OpenAPI
17 18 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (3.91%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 101 (24.69%) Algorithms
2 90 (22.00%) Management Information System
3 68 (16.63%) Enterprise Cloud
4 65 (15.89%) Public Cloud
4 65 (15.89%) Reference Data
5 47 (11.49%) Cloud Native
6 27 (6.60%) Private Cloud
7 23 (5.62%) Market Risk
8 21 (5.13%) Product Ownership
9 12 (2.93%) Virtual Team
10 9 (2.20%) IoT
11 7 (1.71%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.73%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.24%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 87 (21.27%) Unix
2 17 (4.16%) Linux
3 9 (2.20%) Mac OS
3 9 (2.20%) Windows
4 2 (0.49%) Android
4 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (81.42%) Agile
2 279 (68.22%) Software Engineering
3 249 (60.88%) CI/CD
4 232 (56.72%) SDLC
5 217 (53.06%) Operational Stability
6 202 (49.39%) Community of Practice
7 149 (36.43%) Artificial Intelligence
8 146 (35.70%) Machine Learning
9 144 (35.21%) TDD
10 119 (29.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 106 (25.92%) Visualisation
12 101 (24.69%) Microservices
13 97 (23.72%) Architectural Design
14 96 (23.47%) Information Architecture
15 95 (23.23%) Risk Management
16 93 (22.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 93 (22.74%) Open Source
17 86 (21.03%) Data Modelling
18 85 (20.78%) Software Testing
19 84 (20.54%) Batch Processing
Programming Languages
1 178 (43.52%) Java
2 164 (40.10%) Python
3 161 (39.36%) SQL
4 107 (26.16%) PL/SQL
5 91 (22.25%) JavaScript
6 82 (20.05%) Go
7 65 (15.89%) Prolog
7 65 (15.89%) SPARQL
8 47 (11.49%) C#
9 31 (7.58%) TypeScript
10 18 (4.40%) Scala
10 18 (4.40%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.22%) C
12 3 (0.73%) Bash
12 3 (0.73%) C++
12 3 (0.73%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.24%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (4.89%) Degree
2 7 (1.71%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.98%) ISEB
6 3 (0.73%) OCP
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (21.27%) QA
2 18 (4.40%) SLA
3 16 (3.91%) Accessibility
3 16 (3.91%) ISO 9001
4 15 (3.67%) WAI
5 4 (0.98%) DICOM
5 4 (0.98%) HL7
5 4 (0.98%) ISO 13485
5 4 (0.98%) Software Quality Assurance
6 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 84 (20.54%) HDFS
2 68 (16.63%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 105 (25.67%) Terraform
2 39 (9.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.73%) Ansible
4 2 (0.49%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.24%) Grafana
5 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 102 (24.94%) Databricks
2 84 (20.54%) Informatica
3 55 (13.45%) Cloudera
4 28 (6.85%) Oracle
5 18 (4.40%) Alteryx
5 18 (4.40%) Cognos
5 18 (4.40%) Sybase
6 9 (2.20%) Dell
7 8 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 8 (1.96%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.71%) Google
9 5 (1.22%) Dynatrace
10 4 (0.98%) IBM
11 3 (0.73%) Cadence
11 3 (0.73%) Splunk
12 1 (0.24%) Coverity
12 1 (0.24%) Klocwork
12 1 (0.24%) Salesforce
12 1 (0.24%) Thales