Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 392 322 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.95% 6.29% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 6.88% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 204 173 308
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £26,575 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 5126 4680 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.87% 91.37% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3272 2839 3704
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 November 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 20 November 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 -1 180 £40,000 - 15
Glasgow +4 178 £50,000 +28.21% 9
West Lothian +14 23 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Fife -7 5 £40,000 +26.98%
Aberdeen - 3 £47,500 -
Dundee -8 2 £20,000 -27.27%
Highlands - 1 £32,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 254 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (54.34%) Java
3 141 (35.97%) Selenium
4 127 (32.40%) Scrum
5 124 (31.63%) Python
6 122 (31.12%) SQL
7 117 (29.85%) TDD
8 111 (28.32%) C#
9 87 (22.19%) .NET
10 78 (19.90%) BDD
11 77 (19.64%) JavaScript
11 77 (19.64%) Spring
12 75 (19.13%) Degree
13 70 (17.86%) Cucumber
14 68 (17.35%) Finance
15 67 (17.09%) QA
15 67 (17.09%) Jenkins
16 65 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (16.33%) JIRA
17 64 (16.33%) Software Engineering
18 63 (16.07%) DevOps
19 57 (14.54%) Hibernate
20 56 (14.29%) Oracle
21 52 (13.27%) C++
21 52 (13.27%) Software Testing
22 50 (12.76%) Microsoft
22 50 (12.76%) Unit Testing
23 49 (12.50%) Multithreading
24 48 (12.24%) Concurrent Programming
24 48 (12.24%) HTML

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 27 (6.89%) Tomcat
2 19 (4.85%) Confluence
2 19 (4.85%) JBoss
3 18 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.08%) Jetty
4 16 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.28%) GemFire
5 5 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (1.02%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.51%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.26%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.04%) Firebase
3 8 (2.04%) GitHub
4 4 (1.02%) npm
5 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.51%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.08%) AMQP
2 13 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.53%) HTTP
4 2 (0.51%) DNS
4 2 (0.51%) IPsec
4 2 (0.51%) SMTP
4 2 (0.51%) SSL
4 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.26%) IPv4
5 1 (0.26%) MQTT
5 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.26%) RTCP
5 1 (0.26%) RTP
5 1 (0.26%) RTSP
5 1 (0.26%) SMS
5 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.40%) Big Data
3 28 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 27 (6.89%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.12%) Oracle Database
6 23 (5.87%) Relational Database
7 18 (4.59%) Hadoop
8 16 (4.08%) Couchbase
8 16 (4.08%) Redis
8 16 (4.08%) Riak
9 10 (2.55%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.02%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.02%) MySQL
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 141 (35.97%) Selenium
2 70 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 67 (17.09%) Jenkins
4 64 (16.33%) JIRA
5 46 (11.73%) JUnit
6 40 (10.20%) Maven
7 37 (9.44%) Git (software)
8 29 (7.40%) Bugzilla
8 29 (7.40%) FitNesse
9 27 (6.89%) Artifactory
10 26 (6.63%) SpecFlow
11 25 (6.38%) SonarQube
12 24 (6.12%) CMake
12 24 (6.12%) MSBuild
12 24 (6.12%) NuGet
12 24 (6.12%) Phabricator
12 24 (6.12%) Ranorex
13 21 (5.36%) HP UFT
13 21 (5.36%) Vagrant
14 17 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (17.35%) Finance
2 35 (8.93%) Banking
3 13 (3.32%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.06%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.04%) Legal
8 7 (1.79%) Electronics
8 7 (1.79%) Games
9 3 (0.77%) Automotive
9 3 (0.77%) Law
9 3 (0.77%) Retail
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (32.91%) Developer
2 91 (23.21%) Test Engineer
3 64 (16.33%) Java Developer
4 57 (14.54%) Analyst
5 53 (13.52%) Test Analyst
6 47 (11.99%) Senior Developer
7 45 (11.48%) Software Engineer
8 43 (10.97%) Software Test Engineer
9 36 (9.18%) Test Automation Engineer
10 34 (8.67%) Tester
11 32 (8.16%) Development Engineer
11 32 (8.16%) Software Development Engineer
11 32 (8.16%) Test Development Engineer
12 26 (6.63%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (4.85%) Python Developer
14 18 (4.59%) Lead Developer
15 17 (4.34%) Full Stack Developer
16 16 (4.08%) Automation Tester
16 16 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
17 15 (3.83%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (22.19%) .NET
2 77 (19.64%) Spring
3 57 (14.54%) Hibernate
4 48 (12.24%) HTML
5 37 (9.44%) Web Services
6 33 (8.42%) RESTful
6 33 (8.42%) XML
7 28 (7.14%) Gherkin
8 23 (5.87%) HTML5
8 23 (5.87%) REST
9 22 (5.61%) CSS
10 21 (5.36%) JMS
10 21 (5.36%) JPA
10 21 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (5.10%) SOAP
12 16 (4.08%) Kafka
12 16 (4.08%) TIBCO EMS
12 16 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (3.83%) AngularJS
14 13 (3.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.69%) Computer Science
2 36 (9.18%) Robotics
3 21 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.08%) User Experience
5 12 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.81%) Optoelectronics
7 8 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
7 8 (2.04%) STB
8 7 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.53%) Tandem
10 4 (1.02%) ASIC
11 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.51%) ASIC Verification
12 2 (0.51%) Fintech
12 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.73%) Linux
2 39 (9.95%) Windows
3 24 (6.12%) Debian
4 20 (5.10%) Android
5 14 (3.57%) Unix
6 9 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.79%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (32.40%) Scrum
3 117 (29.85%) TDD
4 78 (19.90%) BDD
5 65 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (16.33%) Software Engineering
7 63 (16.07%) DevOps
8 52 (13.27%) Software Testing
9 50 (12.76%) Unit Testing
10 49 (12.50%) Multithreading
11 48 (12.24%) Concurrent Programming
12 47 (11.99%) Test Scripting
13 46 (11.73%) Software Delivery
14 42 (10.71%) SDLC
15 41 (10.46%) SDET
16 40 (10.20%) Defect Management
17 39 (9.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 36 (9.18%) Kanban
19 35 (8.93%) Mentoring
19 35 (8.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 213 (54.34%) Java
2 124 (31.63%) Python
3 122 (31.12%) SQL
4 111 (28.32%) C#
5 77 (19.64%) JavaScript
6 52 (13.27%) C++
7 39 (9.95%) Ruby
8 24 (6.12%) Bash Shell
9 23 (5.87%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.08%) C
11 14 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.57%) Scala
12 13 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.06%) PHP
14 10 (2.55%) Perl
15 9 (2.30%) T-SQL
16 8 (2.04%) Kotlin
17 7 (1.79%) Groovy
18 4 (1.02%) Tcl
19 2 (0.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 75 (19.13%) Degree
2 22 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (5.61%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.32%) ISEB
4 10 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.28%) MCP
6 5 (1.28%) OCP
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (1.28%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (17.09%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.26%) EMIR
3 1 (0.26%) MiFID
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (6.63%) Docker
2 15 (3.83%) Firmware
3 5 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) LXC
5 2 (0.51%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (5.61%) Ansible
1 22 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (5.36%) Puppet
3 16 (4.08%) Cobbler
4 10 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.77%) Rancher
5 3 (0.77%) Terraform
6 2 (0.51%) Grafana
6 2 (0.51%) Graphite
6 2 (0.51%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.51%) Icinga
6 2 (0.51%) Kibana
6 2 (0.51%) logstash
6 2 (0.51%) Nagios
6 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 56 (14.29%) Oracle
2 50 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.40%) IBM
4 17 (4.34%) Cognizant
5 16 (4.08%) TIBCO
6 11 (2.81%) HP
7 6 (1.53%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.28%) Reuters
8 5 (1.28%) SAP
8 5 (1.28%) VMware
9 4 (1.02%) Informatica
9 4 (1.02%) Perforce
10 2 (0.51%) Avaloq
10 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.26%) KANA
11 1 (0.26%) Splunk