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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 101 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.079% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.083% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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
1432 1199 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.01% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 964 769 854
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Bugzilla
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Bugzilla
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (12.50%) FogBugz
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
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