The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester 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 Tester 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 Tester
Rank 111 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.066% 0.33% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
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 Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) 3D Programming
2 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 6 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (66.67%) User Experience
3 4 (44.44%) Games
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester
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 Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) 3D Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware