The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 37 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.36% 1.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £32,500 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
223 235 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 60.60% 73.67% 71.52%
Number of salaries quoted 141 182 258
Average salary £44,000 £41,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
Scotland

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Aberdeen region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Document Management
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Java EE
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OO

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago