Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 31 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 597 400 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.26% 7.11% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.03% 7.72% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 393 206 175
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,050 £26,625 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 4,963 5,184 4,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.61% 92.19% 92.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,189 3,357 2,867
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £28,932 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Edinburgh +20 288 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Glasgow +14 244 £45,000 -10.00% 26
West Lothian -7 33 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Dundee +16 5 £55,000 +175.00% 2
South Lanarkshire +4 4 £35,250 -17.06%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £32,991 -
Stirling +9 3 £46,250 +15.63%
Aberdeen +1 3 £60,000 +66.67% 2
South Ayrshire - 3 £41,000 -
Scottish Borders -4 1 £37,500 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 315 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (40.54%) Java
3 241 (40.37%) SQL
4 209 (35.01%) Finance
5 183 (30.65%) C#
6 157 (26.30%) Python
7 147 (24.62%) TDD
8 143 (23.95%) Selenium
9 137 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (21.61%) QA
11 124 (20.77%) Degree
12 121 (20.27%) JavaScript
13 120 (20.10%) OO
14 119 (19.93%) BDD
15 104 (17.42%) Software Engineering
16 102 (17.09%) Relational Database
17 98 (16.42%) .NET
18 97 (16.25%) Test Scripting
19 95 (15.91%) SDLC
20 93 (15.58%) Cucumber
21 84 (14.07%) XML
21 84 (14.07%) Unit Testing
22 77 (12.90%) Git (software)
22 77 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
23 76 (12.73%) Computer Science
24 74 (12.40%) SQL Server
25 71 (11.89%) Software Testing
26 68 (11.39%) NoSQL
27 67 (11.22%) Refactoring
27 67 (11.22%) Linux

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 51 (8.54%) MQSeries
2 22 (3.69%) Apache
2 22 (3.69%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.52%) IIS
4 12 (2.01%) JBoss
5 11 (1.84%) Confluence
6 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.50%) lighttpd
8 3 (0.50%) nginx
8 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
10 1 (0.17%) Mendix
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.17%) SaaS
4 6 (1.01%) PaaS
5 5 (0.84%) Serverless
6 4 (0.67%) GitHub
6 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.50%) Apigee
7 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.50%) npm
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.34%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.34%) Datadog
8 2 (0.34%) NuGet
8 2 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.34%) HTTP
2 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.84%) Internet
3 5 (0.84%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.67%) VLAN
5 3 (0.50%) Modbus
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) DSL
7 1 (0.17%) IPv4
7 1 (0.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (17.09%) Relational Database
2 77 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 74 (12.40%) SQL Server
4 68 (11.39%) NoSQL
5 62 (10.39%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (8.38%) Bigtable
7 24 (4.02%) Big Data
8 17 (2.85%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.18%) MySQL
10 12 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.34%) DB2
12 8 (1.34%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.34%) MarkLogic
12 8 (1.34%) Power BI
12 8 (1.34%) Sybase ASE
13 6 (1.01%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 143 (23.95%) Selenium
2 93 (15.58%) Cucumber
3 77 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 59 (9.88%) Jenkins
5 56 (9.38%) SpecFlow
6 39 (6.53%) Visual Studio
7 38 (6.37%) JUnit
8 35 (5.86%) JIRA
9 34 (5.70%) TeamCity
10 27 (4.52%) NUnit
11 22 (3.69%) Appium
12 21 (3.52%) WebDriver
13 20 (3.35%) Ranorex
14 19 (3.18%) Maven
14 19 (3.18%) Protractor
15 17 (2.85%) Bugzilla
15 17 (2.85%) Hudson
15 17 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (2.68%) JMeter
17 12 (2.01%) HP UFT
General
1 209 (35.01%) Finance
2 40 (6.70%) Banking
3 18 (3.02%) Financial Institution
4 15 (2.51%) Marketing
5 14 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.51%) Electronics
8 9 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.17%) Law
9 7 (1.17%) Retail
10 5 (0.84%) Legal
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) Local Government
12 3 (0.50%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Military
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (26.47%) Developer
2 93 (15.58%) Tester
3 89 (14.91%) Test Engineer
4 66 (11.06%) Software Engineer
5 61 (10.22%) Java Developer
6 60 (10.05%) Automation Tester
7 56 (9.38%) Analyst
8 53 (8.88%) Java Engineer
8 53 (8.88%) Test Analyst
9 51 (8.54%) Python Engineer
10 46 (7.71%) Software Test Engineer
11 37 (6.20%) Software Developer
12 36 (6.03%) .NET Developer
13 33 (5.53%) C# Developer
14 31 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
15 29 (4.86%) QA Engineer
16 28 (4.69%) Development Engineer
17 27 (4.52%) Software Development Engineer
18 24 (4.02%) Test Development Engineer
19 22 (3.69%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.42%) .NET
2 84 (14.07%) XML
3 64 (10.72%) Middleware
4 63 (10.55%) AngularJS
5 59 (9.88%) HTML
6 51 (8.54%) XML Schema
7 47 (7.87%) JSON
8 44 (7.37%) Gherkin
9 43 (7.20%) CSS
10 42 (7.04%) Web Services
11 39 (6.53%) RESTful
12 36 (6.03%) REST
13 32 (5.36%) HTML5
14 28 (4.69%) Node.js
14 28 (4.69%) React
15 25 (4.19%) ASP.NET
16 24 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (4.02%) Spring
17 20 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (3.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.72%) Virtual Team
2 29 (4.86%) Fintech
3 26 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.35%) Algorithms
6 19 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.68%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.01%) User Experience
10 9 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.34%) Robotics
12 7 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.67%) Blog
14 4 (0.67%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
15 3 (0.50%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.50%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.50%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.22%) Linux
2 39 (6.53%) Windows
3 19 (3.18%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.68%) Unix
5 15 (2.51%) Android
6 8 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (24.62%) TDD
3 137 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (20.10%) OO
5 119 (19.93%) BDD
6 104 (17.42%) Software Engineering
7 97 (16.25%) Test Scripting
8 95 (15.91%) SDLC
9 84 (14.07%) Unit Testing
10 76 (12.73%) Computer Science
11 71 (11.89%) Software Testing
12 67 (11.22%) Refactoring
13 65 (10.89%) Mentoring
14 64 (10.72%) API Testing
14 64 (10.72%) Functional Testing
15 62 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (10.22%) DevOps
17 60 (10.05%) Scrum
18 59 (9.88%) MVC
19 58 (9.72%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (40.54%) Java
2 241 (40.37%) SQL
3 183 (30.65%) C#
4 157 (26.30%) Python
5 121 (20.27%) JavaScript
6 50 (8.38%) C++
6 50 (8.38%) XPath
7 48 (8.04%) Ruby
8 29 (4.86%) PowerShell
9 26 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 25 (4.19%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.85%) Perl
12 18 (3.02%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.85%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.35%) C
15 12 (2.01%) PHP
16 9 (1.51%) Java 8
17 8 (1.34%) XQuery
18 5 (0.84%) Scala
18 5 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 124 (20.77%) Degree
2 59 (9.88%) ISTQB
3 34 (5.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (4.19%) ISEB
5 21 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.50%) HND
8 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.34%) MBA
8 2 (0.34%) PhD
8 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (21.61%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.34%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 21 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.51%) Docker
3 2 (0.34%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 18 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.84%) Ansible
2 11 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.84%) Puppet
3 5 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.84%) Terraform
4 3 (0.50%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.34%) Grafana
5 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.34%) Mesos
5 2 (0.34%) Oozie
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.34%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.17%) Marathon
6 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 54 (9.05%) Oracle
2 44 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.68%) Cognizant
4 14 (2.35%) IBM
5 13 (2.18%) Sybase
6 11 (1.84%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.68%) Solace
8 9 (1.51%) SAP
8 9 (1.51%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.01%) Google
10 5 (0.84%) Perforce
11 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.34%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.34%) Automation Anywhere
12 2 (0.34%) Aveksa
12 2 (0.34%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.34%) HP
12 2 (0.34%) Informatica
12 2 (0.34%) Splunk
12 2 (0.34%) UiPath