The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 15 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.25% 0.38% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.78% 0.64% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Average salary £23,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Software Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
59 156 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.19% 58.65% 77.07%
Number of salaries quoted 33 99 160
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Software Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Trapeze
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Java EE
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Software Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Trapeze
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft