The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 91 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.34% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Median salary £45,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1044 1386 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.43% 95.59% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 676 880 953
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Protractor
5 1 (14.29%) TestRail
5 1 (14.29%) Games
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (14.29%) HP

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Protractor
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) TestRail
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP