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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 30 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.74% 1.25% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.63% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £31,100 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £42,050 £36,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
161 246 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 59.41% 76.88% 72.17%
Number of salaries quoted 109 182 174
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £73,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 20 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) HND
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) EMC