Period
to 17 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 7 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 16.39% 20.99% 6.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.85% 22.97% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 4
West Lothian median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £30,875 £31,250 £33,275
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -

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 178 74 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 97.27% 91.36% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58 47 54
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £22,650 £27,000 £25,075
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,250 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,625 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.69% - +3.53%

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 October 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 October 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 -6 16 £48,750 +21.88% 3
Bathgate 0 1 £31,500 -3.08%
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (76.67%) C#
2 20 (66.67%) Degree
2 20 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (56.67%) SQL
5 15 (50.00%) Python
6 13 (43.33%) HTTP
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
8 10 (33.33%) Perl
8 10 (33.33%) Oracle
8 10 (33.33%) Linux
9 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (30.00%) TDD
9 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (30.00%) BDD
9 9 (30.00%) SDLC
10 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
10 8 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (26.67%) Customer-Centricity
10 8 (26.67%) REST
10 8 (26.67%) Physics
10 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 8 (26.67%) Electronics
10 8 (26.67%) VLAN
10 8 (26.67%) Kanban
10 8 (26.67%) JIRA
10 8 (26.67%) Bugzilla
10 8 (26.67%) Scrum

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 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) JBoss
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) HTTP
2 8 (26.67%) IPv4
2 8 (26.67%) IPv6
2 8 (26.67%) VLAN
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Bugzilla
1 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 5 (16.67%) CppUnit
3 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 5 (16.67%) JUnit
3 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.33%) git-flow
7 1 (3.33%) Grunt
7 1 (3.33%) gulp
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (26.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Product Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Product Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) REST
2 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
2 7 (23.33%) JSON
3 5 (16.67%) Kafka
3 5 (16.67%) RESTful
3 5 (16.67%) SOAP
3 5 (16.67%) WebSockets
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) BDD
2 9 (30.00%) SDLC
2 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (30.00%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) Customer-Centricity
3 8 (26.67%) Kanban
3 8 (26.67%) Physics
3 8 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Microservices
4 7 (23.33%) Refactoring
5 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Python
4 11 (36.67%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (33.33%) Perl
6 8 (26.67%) Tcl
7 7 (23.33%) C
7 7 (23.33%) C++
7 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
7 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.67%) R
8 2 (6.67%) VBScript
9 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.00%) Terraform
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft