Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 21 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 13.73% 10.75% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.33% 11.63% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 5
West Lothian median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,875 £38,550
90th Percentile £47,000 £45,100 £46,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +5.26%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 137 86 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 89.54% 92.47% 82.65%
Number of salaries quoted 50 62 50
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -7.98% +1.88%
10th Percentile £23,550 £26,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £53,000 £54,750 £54,125
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Lothian over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Livingston +4 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Bathgate +2 1 £31,500 -17.65%
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (66.67%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) HTTP
3 11 (52.38%) Python
3 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
3 11 (52.38%) Degree
3 11 (52.38%) SDLC
4 10 (47.62%) Customer-Centricity
4 10 (47.62%) Physics
4 10 (47.62%) JIRA
4 10 (47.62%) BDD
4 10 (47.62%) REST
4 10 (47.62%) Tcl
4 10 (47.62%) IPv4
4 10 (47.62%) IPv6
4 10 (47.62%) TDD
4 10 (47.62%) Electronics
4 10 (47.62%) VLAN
4 10 (47.62%) Bugzilla
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
6 5 (23.81%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) Docker
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) HTTP
2 10 (47.62%) IPv4
2 10 (47.62%) IPv6
2 10 (47.62%) VLAN
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Bugzilla
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.76%) CppUnit
5 1 (4.76%) git-flow
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (47.62%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Product Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Product Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Diagnostic Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) REST
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Core
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) Kafka
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) WebSockets
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) SDLC
3 10 (47.62%) BDD
3 10 (47.62%) Customer-Centricity
3 10 (47.62%) Physics
3 10 (47.62%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) Kanban
7 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) MVC
8 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) Python
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Tcl
4 5 (23.81%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) R
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
1 3 (14.29%) Micro Focus
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle