The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 98 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.25% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.26% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 6
Average salary £30,950 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1433 1166 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.92% 96.13% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 949 739 763
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
Scotland

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Tester
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (40.00%) LAMP
3 6 (40.00%) 3D Programming
3 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 6 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Games
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) IMAP
7 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (6.67%) SaaS
7 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) LAMP
2 6 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (40.00%) 3D Programming
3 5 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA