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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 9.76% 9.30% 11.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 12.12% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Median salary £44,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.13% +10.00%  
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 West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37 33 64
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 90.24% 76.74% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 45
Median salary £36,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.04% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,550 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
Bathgate +1 4 £44,500 +1.13%
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (27.27%) ISEB
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 3 (27.27%) Task Automation

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) DECT
2 2 (18.18%) RS-485
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) jQuery
2 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) WinForms
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Core
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Web Development
4 3 (27.27%) Task Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
5 2 (18.18%) SOLID
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft