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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 35 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 146 189 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.48% 6.61% 6.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.99% 7.22% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 88 96 130
Median salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £27,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 2439 2617 2809
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.49% 91.54% 89.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1562 1474 1762
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 69 £52,500 +31.25% 14
Edinburgh +1 67 £40,000 -0.62% 13
West Lothian -4 4 £44,500 +1.13% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £53,750 -
Highlands - 2 £38,750 -
Dundee -7 1 £20,000 -27.27%
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 193 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (47.29%) Java
3 92 (35.66%) SQL
4 82 (31.78%) C#
5 74 (28.68%) Selenium
6 59 (22.87%) JavaScript
7 55 (21.32%) Scrum
8 51 (19.77%) Degree
9 50 (19.38%) Finance
10 49 (18.99%) Python
11 44 (17.05%) SDLC
12 43 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (15.89%) SQL Server
13 41 (15.89%) Spring
14 40 (15.50%) TDD
14 40 (15.50%) Unit Testing
15 39 (15.12%) Software Testing
15 39 (15.12%) Cucumber
15 39 (15.12%) Relational Database
16 38 (14.73%) .NET
17 36 (13.95%) Test Strategy
18 34 (13.18%) QA
18 34 (13.18%) Microsoft
19 32 (12.40%) HTML
19 32 (12.40%) Performance Testing
20 31 (12.02%) Jenkins
21 30 (11.63%) CSS
22 29 (11.24%) MVC
22 29 (11.24%) Banking
23 28 (10.85%) Oracle

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 7 (2.71%) Confluence
2 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.55%) CMS
3 4 (1.55%) WordPress
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) Drupal
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) Jetty
6 1 (0.39%) Mule
6 1 (0.39%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
3 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.33%) Wireless
2 2 (0.78%) DECT
2 2 (0.78%) RS-485
2 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.78%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) SMS
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.12%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 18 (6.98%) MongoDB
5 17 (6.59%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.94%) DB2
7 5 (1.94%) MySQL
8 4 (1.55%) Big Data
8 4 (1.55%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.55%) phpMyAdmin
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (28.68%) Selenium
2 39 (15.12%) Cucumber
3 31 (12.02%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.30%) JUnit
5 23 (8.91%) Git (software)
6 22 (8.53%) SpecFlow
7 21 (8.14%) JIRA
8 17 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (6.20%) HP UFT
10 15 (5.81%) Maven
11 14 (5.43%) TeamCity
12 13 (5.04%) Subversion
13 12 (4.65%) Protractor
14 11 (4.26%) FitNesse
14 11 (4.26%) Jasmine
15 10 (3.88%) Ant
16 9 (3.49%) Hudson
16 9 (3.49%) SoapUI
16 9 (3.49%) TestNG
17 8 (3.10%) JBehave
General
1 50 (19.38%) Finance
2 29 (11.24%) Banking
3 17 (6.59%) Automotive
3 17 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.10%) Retail
5 4 (1.55%) Avionics
5 4 (1.55%) Games
5 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Law
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (35.66%) Developer
2 49 (18.99%) Tester
3 47 (18.22%) Senior Developer
4 37 (14.34%) Test Engineer
5 36 (13.95%) Java Developer
6 27 (10.47%) Analyst
7 25 (9.69%) Test Analyst
8 22 (8.53%) Automation Tester
9 21 (8.14%) Test Automation Engineer
10 18 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
10 18 (6.98%) Software Tester
11 15 (5.81%) C# Developer
12 13 (5.04%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (4.26%) Python Developer
13 11 (4.26%) Senior Python Developer
14 10 (3.88%) Test Leader
15 9 (3.49%) Designer
16 8 (3.10%) .NET Developer
16 8 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
17 7 (2.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.89%) Spring
2 38 (14.73%) .NET
3 32 (12.40%) HTML
4 30 (11.63%) CSS
5 26 (10.08%) Web Services
6 24 (9.30%) AngularJS
6 24 (9.30%) Gherkin
7 20 (7.75%) Hibernate
7 20 (7.75%) jQuery
7 20 (7.75%) REST
7 20 (7.75%) RESTful
8 19 (7.36%) SOAP
8 19 (7.36%) XML
9 16 (6.20%) JSON
10 14 (5.43%) HTML5
11 13 (5.04%) CSS3
11 13 (5.04%) J2EE
12 9 (3.49%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.49%) Java EE
13 7 (2.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (8.91%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.10%) User Experience
4 7 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.16%) Derivative
6 3 (1.16%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.16%) Tandem
7 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) Smart City
8 1 (0.39%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.04%) Linux
1 13 (5.04%) Windows
2 12 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.26%) Unix
4 9 (3.49%) Android
5 3 (1.16%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (21.32%) Scrum
3 44 (17.05%) SDLC
4 43 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (15.50%) TDD
5 40 (15.50%) Unit Testing
6 39 (15.12%) Software Testing
7 36 (13.95%) Test Strategy
8 32 (12.40%) Performance Testing
9 29 (11.24%) MVC
10 27 (10.47%) DevOps
11 26 (10.08%) BDD
11 26 (10.08%) Manual Testing
11 26 (10.08%) OO
11 26 (10.08%) Test Scripting
12 22 (8.53%) Defect Management
13 21 (8.14%) Waterfall
14 20 (7.75%) Web Development
15 19 (7.36%) Software Engineering
16 18 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (47.29%) Java
2 92 (35.66%) SQL
3 82 (31.78%) C#
4 59 (22.87%) JavaScript
5 49 (18.99%) Python
6 19 (7.36%) C++
7 17 (6.59%) Ruby
8 12 (4.65%) PHP
9 11 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.71%) Groovy
10 7 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.33%) C
11 6 (2.33%) Scala
12 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.16%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.16%) Perl
14 2 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 51 (19.77%) Degree
2 26 (10.08%) ISEB
3 21 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.10%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.94%) MCP
5 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.94%) OCP
5 5 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.94%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.18%) QA
2 4 (1.55%) MiFID
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.39%) EMIR
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (4.26%) Docker
2 4 (1.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.78%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.55%) cPanel
3 2 (0.78%) Rancher
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.85%) Oracle
3 10 (3.88%) HP
4 6 (2.33%) IBM
5 5 (1.94%) Perforce
5 5 (1.94%) SAP
6 4 (1.55%) Cognizant
6 4 (1.55%) VMware
7 3 (1.16%) Reuters
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
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Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Good Employee Benefits
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Recruitment Genius Ltd
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Craneware plc
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