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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 28 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 416 331 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 7.32% 7.55% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 8.29% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 302 170 100
10th Percentile £36,527 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £69,759 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £79,250 £70,000 £61,375
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.99% +8.50%

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 5,182 3,993 1,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.14% 91.10% 91.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,952 2,588 1,218
10th Percentile £32,875 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,616 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Edinburgh +5 275 £60,000 +20.00% 22
Glasgow -17 79 £50,000 +17.65% 23
Lanarkshire -16 13 £52,000 -
West Lothian -9 11 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Stirling - 7 £70,000 -
Fife -18 6 - -
East Lothian - 6 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £51,000 +15.25%
Renfrewshire - 1 £52,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 289 (69.47%) Agile
2 160 (38.46%) DevOps
3 142 (34.13%) Finance
4 127 (30.53%) CI/CD
5 125 (30.05%) Software Engineering
6 124 (29.81%) Java
7 119 (28.61%) Banking
8 115 (27.64%) Git (software)
9 110 (26.44%) JavaScript
10 99 (23.80%) Selenium
10 99 (23.80%) Azure
10 99 (23.80%) Mentoring
11 98 (23.56%) Scrum
12 96 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (22.60%) C#
14 85 (20.43%) Jenkins
14 85 (20.43%) Social Skills
15 81 (19.47%) QA
15 81 (19.47%) Software Testing
16 80 (19.23%) BDD
17 76 (18.27%) SDLC
18 74 (17.79%) SQL
19 72 (17.31%) JIRA
20 68 (16.35%) TDD
21 66 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
22 65 (15.63%) Python
23 62 (14.90%) Degree
23 62 (14.90%) Coaching
24 61 (14.66%) Docker
25 60 (14.42%) Kubernetes

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 43 (10.34%) Confluence
2 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.24%) Drupal
4 1 (0.24%) JBoss
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Adobe XD
1 5 (1.20%) UXPin
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (23.80%) Azure
2 55 (13.22%) AWS
3 31 (7.45%) Azure DevOps
4 29 (6.97%) GCP
5 25 (6.01%) GitHub
6 14 (3.37%) Serverless
7 12 (2.88%) Sauce Labs
8 11 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.64%) Azure Key Vault
8 11 (2.64%) Azure Sentinel
8 11 (2.64%) PaaS
9 10 (2.40%) SaaS
10 9 (2.16%) Figma
11 8 (1.92%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.68%) Azure Functions
13 6 (1.44%) Azure Service Bus
13 6 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.44%) NuGet
14 5 (1.20%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (1.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) Internet
2 10 (2.40%) Broadband
3 5 (1.20%) 4G
3 5 (1.20%) 5G
3 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.20%) VPN
4 2 (0.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.72%) DB2
7 3 (0.72%) OLAP
7 3 (0.72%) Power BI
7 3 (0.72%) Tableau
8 2 (0.48%) Data Hub
8 2 (0.48%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.48%) Redis
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 115 (27.64%) Git (software)
2 99 (23.80%) Selenium
3 85 (20.43%) Jenkins
4 72 (17.31%) JIRA
5 45 (10.82%) Cucumber
5 45 (10.82%) Postman
6 39 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 29 (6.97%) Cypress.io
8 27 (6.49%) GitLab
9 26 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (5.53%) SpecFlow
11 19 (4.57%) Android Studio
11 19 (4.57%) NUnit
12 18 (4.33%) Gradle
13 17 (4.09%) Bitbucket
14 14 (3.37%) Pa11y
14 14 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (2.64%) Gerrit
15 11 (2.64%) Visual Studio
16 10 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 142 (34.13%) Finance
2 119 (28.61%) Banking
3 85 (20.43%) Social Skills
4 24 (5.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 23 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.29%) Public Sector
7 11 (2.64%) Games
7 11 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (2.16%) Marketing
8 9 (2.16%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.44%) Automotive
9 6 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (1.44%) Legal
9 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.20%) Electronics
10 5 (1.20%) Humanities
10 5 (1.20%) Publishing
10 5 (1.20%) Retail
10 5 (1.20%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 62 (14.90%) Software Engineer
2 56 (13.46%) Developer
3 55 (13.22%) Test Engineer
4 54 (12.98%) Tester
5 51 (12.26%) Quality Engineer
6 34 (8.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.73%) Automation Tester
8 24 (5.77%) Analyst
9 23 (5.53%) Android Engineer
10 22 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.29%) Software Tester
11 19 (4.57%) Senior Software Engineer
12 17 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
13 16 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
14 15 (3.61%) Test Analyst
15 12 (2.88%) Consultant
15 12 (2.88%) QA Engineer
15 12 (2.88%) Software Developer
16 11 (2.64%) Network Security Consultant
16 11 (2.64%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.06%) .NET
2 42 (10.10%) Node.js
3 40 (9.62%) RESTful
4 37 (8.89%) React
4 37 (8.89%) REST
5 36 (8.65%) HTML
6 32 (7.69%) Web Services
7 30 (7.21%) CSS
8 23 (5.53%) AngularJS
8 23 (5.53%) Spring Boot
9 22 (5.29%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (4.81%) Swagger
11 19 (4.57%) ASP.NET
11 19 (4.57%) Spring
12 18 (4.33%) Dagger
12 18 (4.33%) RxJava
13 17 (4.09%) SOAP
14 16 (3.85%) JSON
15 14 (3.37%) XML
16 13 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.41%) Mobile App
2 31 (7.45%) User Experience
3 23 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.53%) Public Cloud
4 21 (5.05%) Cloud Native
5 19 (4.57%) Virtual Team
6 13 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.64%) Clustering
7 11 (2.64%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.16%) Low-Code
9 8 (1.92%) Social Media
10 6 (1.44%) Biotechnology
10 6 (1.44%) EPoS
11 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.20%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
12 4 (0.96%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.96%) Media Streaming
12 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.94%) Linux
2 33 (7.93%) Windows
3 26 (6.25%) Android
4 25 (6.01%) Unix
5 14 (3.37%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.92%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (69.47%) Agile
2 160 (38.46%) DevOps
3 127 (30.53%) CI/CD
4 125 (30.05%) Software Engineering
5 99 (23.80%) Mentoring
6 98 (23.56%) Scrum
7 96 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (19.47%) Software Testing
9 80 (19.23%) BDD
10 76 (18.27%) SDLC
11 68 (16.35%) TDD
12 66 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (14.90%) Coaching
14 58 (13.94%) Collaborative Working
14 58 (13.94%) Microservices
15 44 (10.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 44 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 43 (10.34%) Performance Testing
16 43 (10.34%) Test Strategy
16 43 (10.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.81%) Java
2 110 (26.44%) JavaScript
3 94 (22.60%) C#
4 74 (17.79%) SQL
5 65 (15.63%) Python
6 26 (6.25%) C
7 22 (5.29%) Kotlin
8 21 (5.05%) TypeScript
9 16 (3.85%) Bash
10 12 (2.88%) C++
10 12 (2.88%) Groovy
11 7 (1.68%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.68%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.44%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.20%) Perl
14 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.48%) Ruby
15 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (14.90%) Degree
2 23 (5.53%) ISTQB
3 15 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.92%) ISEB
5 6 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.48%) MBA
8 1 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (19.47%) QA
2 47 (11.30%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.44%) GLP
4 4 (0.96%) GMP
4 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (14.66%) Docker
2 13 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.72%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (14.42%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.97%) Terraform
3 27 (6.49%) Ansible
4 12 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.64%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (2.64%) HAProxy
5 11 (2.64%) Kibana
5 11 (2.64%) logstash
5 11 (2.64%) Prometheus
5 11 (2.64%) Puppet
5 11 (2.64%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.68%) Istio
7 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.48%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 37 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.25%) Google
3 23 (5.53%) Splunk
4 22 (5.29%) Dynatrace
5 11 (2.64%) CrowdStrike
6 8 (1.92%) CA
6 8 (1.92%) ForgeRock
7 6 (1.44%) Adobe
7 6 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.44%) Charles River
7 6 (1.44%) IBM
7 6 (1.44%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.44%) VMware
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle
9 4 (0.96%) OutSystems
9 4 (0.96%) Verint
10 3 (0.72%) HP
10 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.72%) Sybase
10 3 (0.72%) Telerik