Period
to 23 July 2017

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

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 41 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 289 342 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.54% 5.90% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 6.47% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 181 182 239
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,600 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,250 £59,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 4767 5284 5740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.30% 91.10% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3006 3140 3581
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +12 131 £40,000 -1.23% 10
Glasgow -7 131 £52,500 +28.05% 7
West Lothian -4 15 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Fife 0 3 £26,500 -15.87%
Aberdeen 0 3 £47,500 +41.79%
Dundee -10 2 £30,000 +9.09%
Highlands - 2 £42,500 -
Perth and Kinross -3 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 212 (73.36%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (50.87%) Java
3 106 (36.68%) SQL
4 99 (34.26%) Selenium
5 96 (33.22%) C#
6 67 (23.18%) JavaScript
7 65 (22.49%) Python
8 64 (22.15%) Scrum
9 57 (19.72%) Degree
10 53 (18.34%) .NET
11 52 (17.99%) Finance
12 51 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (16.96%) Unit Testing
14 47 (16.26%) Spring
15 46 (15.92%) SQL Server
16 44 (15.22%) TDD
17 42 (14.53%) Software Testing
17 42 (14.53%) SDLC
18 41 (14.19%) Jenkins
18 41 (14.19%) Cucumber
19 40 (13.84%) QA
20 38 (13.15%) Microsoft
21 37 (12.80%) Performance Testing
21 37 (12.80%) Relational Database
22 36 (12.46%) DevOps
23 35 (12.11%) Test Strategy
23 35 (12.11%) HTML
24 34 (11.76%) Oracle
24 34 (11.76%) CSS
25 30 (10.38%) Web Services

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 10 (3.46%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.11%) Confluence
3 4 (1.38%) CMS
3 4 (1.38%) WordPress
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.69%) Apache
5 2 (0.69%) JBoss
5 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) GemFire
6 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Jetty
6 1 (0.35%) Mule
6 1 (0.35%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) assyst
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.69%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.08%) Wireless
2 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.04%) HTTP
4 2 (0.69%) DECT
4 2 (0.69%) DNS
4 2 (0.69%) IPsec
4 2 (0.69%) RS-485
4 2 (0.69%) SMTP
4 2 (0.69%) SSL
4 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.69%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.80%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 17 (5.88%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.77%) MySQL
8 6 (2.08%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.38%) Big Data
9 4 (1.38%) DB2
9 4 (1.38%) phpMyAdmin
9 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 99 (34.26%) Selenium
2 41 (14.19%) Cucumber
2 41 (14.19%) Jenkins
3 29 (10.03%) JIRA
4 28 (9.69%) Git (software)
4 28 (9.69%) JUnit
5 23 (7.96%) SpecFlow
6 21 (7.27%) Maven
7 19 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (5.88%) Protractor
9 16 (5.54%) HP UFT
9 16 (5.54%) Subversion
10 15 (5.19%) Jasmine
10 15 (5.19%) TeamCity
11 13 (4.50%) Appium
11 13 (4.50%) TestNG
12 12 (4.15%) FitNesse
13 10 (3.46%) Ant
13 10 (3.46%) SoapUI
14 9 (3.11%) Hudson
General
1 52 (17.99%) Finance
2 30 (10.38%) Banking
3 17 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.19%) Automotive
5 8 (2.77%) Retail
5 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.38%) Avionics
6 4 (1.38%) Electronics
6 4 (1.38%) Games
6 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 94 (32.53%) Developer
2 57 (19.72%) Test Engineer
3 48 (16.61%) Tester
4 47 (16.26%) Senior Developer
5 41 (14.19%) Java Developer
6 31 (10.73%) Analyst
7 30 (10.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 29 (10.03%) Test Analyst
9 21 (7.27%) Automation Tester
10 20 (6.92%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (5.88%) Software Tester
12 14 (4.84%) Software Engineer
13 13 (4.50%) Software Test Engineer
14 12 (4.15%) C# Developer
15 11 (3.81%) Python Developer
15 11 (3.81%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (3.81%) Senior Python Developer
16 10 (3.46%) Test Leader
17 9 (3.11%) Software Developer
18 8 (2.77%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.34%) .NET
2 47 (16.26%) Spring
3 35 (12.11%) HTML
4 34 (11.76%) CSS
5 30 (10.38%) Web Services
6 27 (9.34%) Hibernate
7 26 (9.00%) AngularJS
7 26 (9.00%) Gherkin
7 26 (9.00%) RESTful
8 21 (7.27%) SOAP
8 21 (7.27%) XML
9 20 (6.92%) jQuery
9 20 (6.92%) REST
10 17 (5.88%) JSON
11 16 (5.54%) J2EE
12 13 (4.50%) HTML5
13 12 (4.15%) CSS3
14 11 (3.81%) Java EE
15 9 (3.11%) ASP.NET
16 7 (2.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.03%) Computer Science
2 26 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.42%) User Experience
6 5 (1.73%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.73%) Robotics
6 5 (1.73%) Tandem
7 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) Derivative
8 2 (0.69%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.35%) Clustering
9 1 (0.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.30%) Linux
1 24 (8.30%) Windows
2 16 (5.54%) Apple iOS
3 14 (4.84%) Android
3 14 (4.84%) Unix
4 5 (1.73%) Debian
5 3 (1.04%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (73.36%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (22.15%) Scrum
3 51 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (16.96%) Unit Testing
5 44 (15.22%) TDD
6 42 (14.53%) SDLC
6 42 (14.53%) Software Testing
7 37 (12.80%) Performance Testing
8 36 (12.46%) DevOps
9 35 (12.11%) Test Strategy
10 29 (10.03%) BDD
10 29 (10.03%) Defect Management
10 29 (10.03%) Software Engineering
10 29 (10.03%) Test Scripting
11 27 (9.34%) MVC
11 27 (9.34%) Open Source
12 26 (9.00%) OO
13 22 (7.61%) Kanban
13 22 (7.61%) Web Development
14 21 (7.27%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (50.87%) Java
2 106 (36.68%) SQL
3 96 (33.22%) C#
4 67 (23.18%) JavaScript
5 65 (22.49%) Python
6 30 (10.38%) C++
7 20 (6.92%) Ruby
8 16 (5.54%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.50%) PHP
10 11 (3.81%) C
11 10 (3.46%) Groovy
12 9 (3.11%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.77%) Scala
13 8 (2.77%) T-SQL
14 7 (2.42%) Perl
15 6 (2.08%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.73%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.04%) Apple Swift
17 3 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 57 (19.72%) Degree
2 25 (8.65%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.27%) ISEB
4 8 (2.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.73%) MCP
5 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.73%) OCP
5 5 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.73%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.84%) QA
2 4 (1.38%) MiFID
3 3 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.69%) EMIR
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (4.15%) Docker
2 5 (1.73%) Firmware
3 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.38%) cPanel
3 3 (1.04%) Ansible
3 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.69%) Grafana
4 2 (0.69%) Nagios
4 2 (0.69%) Puppet
4 2 (0.69%) Rancher
4 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.69%) Terraform
4 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.35%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.76%) Oracle
3 14 (4.84%) Cognizant
4 12 (4.15%) HP
5 11 (3.81%) IBM
6 6 (2.08%) Perforce
7 5 (1.73%) SAP
8 4 (1.38%) VMware
9 3 (1.04%) Reuters
10 1 (0.35%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.35%) Splunk
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