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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 107 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -22.35%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1454 1438 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.60% 96.19% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 985 935 760
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £27,994 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 28 November 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 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) WinForms
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (30.00%) ISEB
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) Perl
7 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (20.00%) Bugzilla
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Ruby
7 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (10.00%) FogBugz
8 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (10.00%) MSTest
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) FogBugz
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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