The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 87 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.28% 1.82% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.20% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 13
Average salary £34,000 £39,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £57,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1206 1181 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.96% 82.59% 83.42%
Number of salaries quoted 807 765 630
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Regression Testing
3 16 (34.78%) ISEB
3 16 (34.78%) QA
4 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
4 15 (32.61%) Mobile App
5 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
6 13 (28.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (23.91%) Finance
8 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
8 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.57%) SQL
9 9 (19.57%) Windows
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.57%) Selenium
9 9 (19.57%) Release Management
9 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (17.39%) Perl
10 8 (17.39%) Python
10 8 (17.39%) Service Management
10 8 (17.39%) Ruby
10 8 (17.39%) Test Management
11 7 (15.22%) Bugzilla
11 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) JIRA
12 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
13 5 (10.87%) MTS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) MTS
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) Bugzilla
2 7 (15.22%) JIRA
3 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.70%) FogBugz
5 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (4.35%) JUnit
6 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Test Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Software Engineer
5 8 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.70%) QA Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Quality Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) WinForms
2 3 (6.52%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.35%) CSS
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) EJB
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) Dojo
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Mobile App
2 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) EPoS
4 4 (8.70%) Statistics
4 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.52%) Social Media
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.17%) Physics
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Regression Testing
3 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) Release Management
5 8 (17.39%) Test Management
5 8 (17.39%) Service Management
6 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.87%) User Stories
8 5 (10.87%) Line Management
8 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 4 (8.70%) V-Model
9 4 (8.70%) Information Assurance
9 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) Perl
3 8 (17.39%) Ruby
4 4 (8.70%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) ISEB
2 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 13 (28.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (15.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) VMware
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Remedy
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago