Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 410 248 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.09% 5.33% 5.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 5.77% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 251 174 232
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +1.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 5,335 4,299 5,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.22% 92.37% 91.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,604 2,709 3,417
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 April 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 23 April 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
Glasgow +19 203 £50,000 - 18
Edinburgh +9 165 £40,000 -5.88% 30
West Lothian +6 21 £40,000 - 3
Fife -5 13 £60,000 +122.22%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Dundee -2 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Stirling - 1 £40,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 224 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (44.88%) Java
3 152 (37.07%) Python
4 148 (36.10%) SQL
5 143 (34.88%) TDD
6 130 (31.71%) Scrum
7 119 (29.02%) BDD
8 116 (28.29%) Continuous Integration
9 113 (27.56%) Selenium
10 107 (26.10%) C#
11 92 (22.44%) Finance
12 79 (19.27%) .NET
13 75 (18.29%) Degree
14 71 (17.32%) JavaScript
15 66 (16.10%) QA
16 65 (15.85%) Software Engineering
17 64 (15.61%) NoSQL
18 63 (15.37%) C++
18 63 (15.37%) OO
19 59 (14.39%) Unit Testing
20 56 (13.66%) DevOps
21 55 (13.41%) System Testing
22 52 (12.68%) SDLC
22 52 (12.68%) JIRA
23 51 (12.44%) HTML
24 50 (12.20%) Ruby
24 50 (12.20%) Relational Database
25 49 (11.95%) Jenkins
25 49 (11.95%) XML
26 47 (11.46%) Spring

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 39 (9.51%) MQSeries
2 16 (3.90%) Confluence
2 16 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.66%) JBoss
4 11 (2.68%) Jetty
5 9 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.22%) CMS
7 4 (0.98%) Apache
7 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.98%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.98%) WordPress
8 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.49%) WildFly
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) Podio
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.46%) LabWindows
2 5 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.22%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.90%) NuGet
4 6 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.22%) SaaS
6 4 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (0.98%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.73%) Firebase
7 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.49%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) Akamai
9 1 (0.24%) Asana
9 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.20%) AMQP
2 7 (1.71%) Ethernet
2 7 (1.71%) HTTP
3 6 (1.46%) RS-485
3 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.98%) IPv4
4 4 (0.98%) IPv6
4 4 (0.98%) VLAN
5 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.49%) SMS
6 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) MQTT
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.61%) NoSQL
2 50 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 40 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (9.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 39 (9.51%) Bigtable
5 36 (8.78%) Big Data
6 27 (6.59%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.39%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.66%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.44%) Couchbase
10 10 (2.44%) Redis
10 10 (2.44%) Riak
11 4 (0.98%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.98%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.73%) MySQL
12 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 113 (27.56%) Selenium
2 52 (12.68%) JIRA
3 49 (11.95%) Jenkins
4 41 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 34 (8.29%) JUnit
6 33 (8.05%) Git (software)
7 31 (7.56%) Maven
7 31 (7.56%) Protractor
8 27 (6.59%) Bugzilla
9 24 (5.85%) TestNG
10 23 (5.61%) Jasmine
11 20 (4.88%) Subversion
12 17 (4.15%) FitNesse
13 16 (3.90%) Artifactory
13 16 (3.90%) CMake
13 16 (3.90%) MSBuild
13 16 (3.90%) Phabricator
13 16 (3.90%) Ranorex
13 16 (3.90%) SonarQube
13 16 (3.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (22.44%) Finance
2 19 (4.63%) Electronics
3 12 (2.93%) Banking
4 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.22%) Games
5 5 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.98%) Marketing
6 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
7 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Retail
8 2 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (28.29%) Developer
2 79 (19.27%) Test Engineer
3 50 (12.20%) Analyst
4 49 (11.95%) Java Developer
5 42 (10.24%) Software Engineer
5 42 (10.24%) Tester
6 39 (9.51%) Test Analyst
7 35 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 32 (7.80%) Python Developer
8 32 (7.80%) Test Automation Engineer
9 26 (6.34%) Software Test Engineer
10 21 (5.12%) Automation Tester
10 21 (5.12%) Development Engineer
10 21 (5.12%) Software Development Engineer
10 21 (5.12%) Test Development Engineer
11 17 (4.15%) Scrum Master
12 16 (3.90%) Agile Scrum Master
12 16 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (19.27%) .NET
2 51 (12.44%) HTML
3 49 (11.95%) XML
4 47 (11.46%) Spring
5 42 (10.24%) Middleware
6 39 (9.51%) Hibernate
6 39 (9.51%) XML Schema
7 38 (9.27%) CSS
8 26 (6.34%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.12%) Web Services
10 17 (4.15%) REST
11 15 (3.66%) JMS
12 14 (3.41%) HTML5
13 12 (2.93%) J2EE
13 12 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (2.68%) Gherkin
15 10 (2.44%) jQuery
16 9 (2.20%) JPA
16 9 (2.20%) Kafka
16 9 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.46%) Virtual Team
2 31 (7.56%) Robotics
3 22 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.63%) Algorithms
5 18 (4.39%) User Experience
6 14 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.41%) Data Structures
6 14 (3.41%) Fintech
7 11 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.22%) Optoelectronics
10 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.73%) STB
12 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.24%) Blog
13 1 (0.24%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.29%) Linux
2 30 (7.32%) Windows
3 16 (3.90%) Debian
4 14 (3.41%) Android
4 14 (3.41%) Unix
5 10 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (34.88%) TDD
3 130 (31.71%) Scrum
4 119 (29.02%) BDD
5 116 (28.29%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (15.85%) Software Engineering
7 63 (15.37%) OO
8 59 (14.39%) Unit Testing
9 56 (13.66%) DevOps
10 55 (13.41%) System Testing
11 52 (12.68%) SDLC
12 47 (11.46%) Multithreading
13 44 (10.73%) Refactoring
14 43 (10.49%) Concurrent Programming
15 42 (10.24%) Continuous Deployment
16 40 (9.76%) Software Delivery
17 39 (9.51%) Complex Event Processing
17 39 (9.51%) Domain Models
18 38 (9.27%) Software Testing
19 35 (8.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 184 (44.88%) Java
2 152 (37.07%) Python
3 148 (36.10%) SQL
4 107 (26.10%) C#
5 71 (17.32%) JavaScript
6 63 (15.37%) C++
7 50 (12.20%) Ruby
8 39 (9.51%) XPath
9 14 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.17%) C
11 10 (2.44%) PHP
11 10 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.20%) Java 8
13 7 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.46%) Tcl
15 5 (1.22%) Perl
16 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.98%) XQuery
17 3 (0.73%) Kotlin
18 2 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (18.29%) Degree
2 23 (5.61%) ISTQB
3 20 (4.88%) ISEB
4 7 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.98%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (16.10%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (8.05%) Docker
2 7 (1.71%) Firmware
3 5 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (8.05%) Ansible
2 26 (6.34%) Puppet
3 25 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.44%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.95%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.46%) Terraform
7 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.98%) Consul
8 4 (0.98%) Nagios
8 4 (0.98%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.49%) logstash
9 2 (0.49%) Munin
9 2 (0.49%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.49%) Rancher
10 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.24%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 41 (10.00%) Oracle
2 36 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.41%) IBM
4 9 (2.20%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.95%) Informatica
6 6 (1.46%) SAP
6 6 (1.46%) Sybase
7 5 (1.22%) Cognizant
7 5 (1.22%) HP
7 5 (1.22%) VMware
8 3 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.73%) Google
8 3 (0.73%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.49%) New Relic
9 2 (0.49%) Reuters
9 2 (0.49%) Splunk
9 2 (0.49%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.24%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.24%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter