Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 25.84% 7.06% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.05% 9.68% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 8
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,400 £32,350
90th Percentile £45,000 £46,000 £42,725
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -4.00%

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 82 62 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 92.13% 72.94% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 46 52 83
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% -10.00% +11.84%
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,450 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Livingston +8 15 £40,000 +17.65% 1
Bathgate +1 3 £32,500 -26.14%
Linlithgow - 2 - -
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) Python
5 11 (47.83%) C++
5 11 (47.83%) C
5 11 (47.83%) XML
5 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (47.83%) Firmware
5 11 (47.83%) Manufacturing
5 11 (47.83%) Defect Tracking
5 11 (47.83%) Optoelectronics
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Physics
8 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
8 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) Electronics
8 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Behat
9 4 (17.39%) GitHub
9 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 4 (17.39%) Legal
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) PHP

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (47.83%) Manufacturing
2 6 (26.09%) Electronics
3 4 (17.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Product Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) Behat
4 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) jQuery
4 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Optoelectronics
2 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (30.43%) Physics
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) E-business
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) Python
5 11 (47.83%) C
5 11 (47.83%) C++
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) PHP
6 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft