The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 96 - 101
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% - 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £37,500 - £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Software Test Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1325 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.66% 95.67% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 820 840 884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware