Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 41 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 408 249 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.38% 5.34% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 5.85% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 221 164 290
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,125 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

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 5,038 4,254 5,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.19% 91.29% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,300 2,691 3,544
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +5 191 £39,500 -7.06% 29
Glasgow +24 177 £50,000 +25.00% 25
West Lothian +8 20 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Fife -2 14 £60,000 +118.18% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Highlands - 1 £32,500 -
Dundee - 1 - - 2
Stirling - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 254 (62.25%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (46.57%) Java
3 140 (34.31%) TDD
4 138 (33.82%) Python
5 136 (33.33%) Scrum
6 130 (31.86%) Selenium
7 113 (27.70%) SQL
8 104 (25.49%) C#
9 100 (24.51%) BDD
10 93 (22.79%) .NET
11 81 (19.85%) JavaScript
12 74 (18.14%) Degree
12 74 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
13 72 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 72 (17.65%) Software Engineering
14 70 (17.16%) QA
15 69 (16.91%) Finance
15 69 (16.91%) DevOps
16 67 (16.42%) Jenkins
16 67 (16.42%) Spring
17 64 (15.69%) Multithreading
18 63 (15.44%) Concurrent Programming
19 61 (14.95%) C++
20 58 (14.22%) HTML
21 55 (13.48%) Hibernate
21 55 (13.48%) JIRA
22 53 (12.99%) Software Delivery
23 51 (12.50%) Ruby
24 49 (12.01%) Software Testing
24 49 (12.01%) Test Scripting

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 26 (6.37%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.13%) JBoss
3 20 (4.90%) Jetty
3 20 (4.90%) WebLogic
3 20 (4.90%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.17%) Confluence
5 9 (2.21%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.98%) Apache
7 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.98%) GemFire
7 4 (0.98%) WordPress
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.49%) WildFly
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.96%) Firebase
4 7 (1.72%) GitHub
5 4 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.74%) BrowserStack
6 3 (0.74%) npm
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.90%) AMQP
2 9 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.47%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.23%) RS-485
5 3 (0.74%) HTTP
6 2 (0.49%) SMS
6 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) IPv4
7 1 (0.25%) MQTT
7 1 (0.25%) RTCP
7 1 (0.25%) RTP
7 1 (0.25%) RTSP
7 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.29%) Big Data
2 38 (9.31%) NoSQL
3 30 (7.35%) Oracle Database
4 28 (6.86%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.62%) SQL Server
6 25 (6.13%) Relational Database
7 21 (5.15%) Hadoop
8 20 (4.90%) Couchbase
8 20 (4.90%) Redis
8 20 (4.90%) Riak
9 10 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.21%) Bigtable
11 6 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.74%) MySQL
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 130 (31.86%) Selenium
2 72 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 67 (16.42%) Jenkins
4 55 (13.48%) JIRA
5 45 (11.03%) JUnit
6 39 (9.56%) Maven
7 35 (8.58%) Git (software)
8 32 (7.84%) FitNesse
9 31 (7.60%) Bugzilla
10 28 (6.86%) Artifactory
11 25 (6.13%) CMake
11 25 (6.13%) MSBuild
11 25 (6.13%) NuGet
11 25 (6.13%) Phabricator
11 25 (6.13%) Ranorex
11 25 (6.13%) SonarQube
12 24 (5.88%) Vagrant
13 23 (5.64%) SpecFlow
14 22 (5.39%) HP UFT
15 19 (4.66%) Protractor
General
1 69 (16.91%) Finance
2 26 (6.37%) Banking
3 13 (3.19%) Retail Banking
4 11 (2.70%) Electronics
4 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.96%) Legal
6 7 (1.72%) Games
7 6 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (31.13%) Developer
2 91 (22.30%) Test Engineer
3 59 (14.46%) Analyst
4 58 (14.22%) Java Developer
5 55 (13.48%) Test Analyst
6 45 (11.03%) Senior Developer
7 43 (10.54%) Software Engineer
8 42 (10.29%) Software Test Engineer
9 36 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
10 32 (7.84%) Development Engineer
10 32 (7.84%) Software Development Engineer
10 32 (7.84%) Test Development Engineer
11 26 (6.37%) Python Developer
12 25 (6.13%) Senior Java Developer
13 24 (5.88%) Tester
14 19 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (4.66%) Software Manager
15 17 (4.17%) Engineering Manager
15 17 (4.17%) Senior Python Developer
15 17 (4.17%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (22.79%) .NET
2 67 (16.42%) Spring
3 58 (14.22%) HTML
4 55 (13.48%) Hibernate
5 34 (8.33%) XML
6 28 (6.86%) CSS
7 27 (6.62%) HTML5
8 25 (6.13%) Gherkin
8 25 (6.13%) JMS
9 24 (5.88%) Web Services
10 23 (5.64%) JPA
11 21 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (5.15%) REST
12 20 (4.90%) Kafka
12 20 (4.90%) TIBCO EMS
12 20 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
13 18 (4.41%) RESTful
14 16 (3.92%) SOAP
15 13 (3.19%) AngularJS
16 9 (2.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.54%) Robotics
2 30 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.92%) User Experience
5 11 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.21%) Optoelectronics
7 8 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
7 8 (1.96%) STB
8 7 (1.72%) Fintech
9 6 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.98%) ASIC
11 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.49%) ASIC Verification
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Tandem
13 1 (0.25%) Blog
13 1 (0.25%) FMCG
13 1 (0.25%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.80%) Linux
2 31 (7.60%) Windows
3 25 (6.13%) Debian
4 15 (3.68%) Android
5 7 (1.72%) Unix
6 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (62.25%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (34.31%) TDD
3 136 (33.33%) Scrum
4 100 (24.51%) BDD
5 74 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 69 (16.91%) DevOps
8 64 (15.69%) Multithreading
9 63 (15.44%) Concurrent Programming
10 53 (12.99%) Software Delivery
11 49 (12.01%) Software Testing
11 49 (12.01%) Test Scripting
12 46 (11.27%) Unit Testing
13 42 (10.29%) SDET
14 37 (9.07%) SDLC
15 36 (8.82%) Mentoring
16 35 (8.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
18 33 (8.09%) System Testing
19 32 (7.84%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 190 (46.57%) Java
2 138 (33.82%) Python
3 113 (27.70%) SQL
4 104 (25.49%) C#
5 81 (19.85%) JavaScript
6 61 (14.95%) C++
7 51 (12.50%) Ruby
8 24 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 17 (4.17%) C
10 14 (3.43%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.19%) PHP
12 12 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.70%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.21%) Scala
14 9 (2.21%) XPath
15 8 (1.96%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.72%) Perl
16 7 (1.72%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.74%) Tcl
18 2 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (18.14%) Degree
2 22 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.41%) ISTQB
4 13 (3.19%) ISEB
5 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.23%) MCP
7 5 (1.23%) OCP
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.23%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (17.16%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (8.82%) Docker
2 13 (3.19%) Firmware
3 2 (0.49%) LXC
3 2 (0.49%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (8.58%) Ansible
2 32 (7.84%) Puppet
3 29 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.90%) Cobbler
5 10 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.72%) Terraform
7 4 (0.98%) Consul
7 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.98%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.49%) Graphite
8 2 (0.49%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.49%) Icinga
8 2 (0.49%) Kibana
8 2 (0.49%) logstash
9 1 (0.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.27%) Oracle
3 27 (6.62%) IBM
4 20 (4.90%) TIBCO
5 12 (2.94%) HP
6 8 (1.96%) Informatica
7 6 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.23%) Reuters
8 5 (1.23%) SAP
9 3 (0.74%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.49%) Avaloq
10 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.49%) VMware
11 1 (0.25%) Google
11 1 (0.25%) KANA
11 1 (0.25%) Perfecto Mobile
11 1 (0.25%) Xamarin