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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 21 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.50% 1.77% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.65% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% -10.34%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
93 189 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 77.50% 67.02% 75.09%
Number of salaries quoted 70 135 166
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £32,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (85.71%) Degree
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Java EE
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Graduate
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle