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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 77 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.78% 2.49% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.97% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 18
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -25.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,550 £39,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1140 1177 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.32% 83.89% 82.25%
Number of salaries quoted 695 768 610
Average salary £44,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) ISEB
3 20 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 19 (36.54%) Finance
5 17 (32.69%) Regression Testing
6 14 (26.92%) Security Testing
6 14 (26.92%) Information Assurance
7 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (25.00%) QA
7 13 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (21.15%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) Banking
9 9 (17.31%) Selenium
9 9 (17.31%) FATCA
10 8 (15.38%) Service Management
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) Release Management
11 7 (13.46%) Test Management
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.46%) SQL
11 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.46%) .NET
11 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (13.46%) Coaching
12 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
12 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
12 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
12 6 (11.54%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (9.62%) MTS
2 3 (5.77%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (9.62%) Bugzilla
4 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.77%) JUnit
6 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.85%) FogBugz
6 2 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Test Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Software Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.46%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.62%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Graduate
7 3 (5.77%) Tester
7 3 (5.77%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Manual Tester
8 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) WinForms
3 3 (5.77%) Java SE
3 3 (5.77%) WPF
3 3 (5.77%) Qt
3 3 (5.77%) iOS SDK
3 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) EJB
5 1 (1.92%) Dojo
5 1 (1.92%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) EPoS
4 3 (5.77%) GIS
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Social Media
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Regression Testing
3 14 (26.92%) Security Testing
3 14 (26.92%) Information Assurance
4 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.38%) Service Management
6 7 (13.46%) Release Management
6 7 (13.46%) Test Management
6 7 (13.46%) Coaching
7 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.62%) V-Model
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.62%) Line Management
9 4 (7.69%) Web Testing
9 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (7.69%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.92%) XPath
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) ISEB
2 20 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
2 9 (17.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) VMware
2 3 (5.77%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) Hyland
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Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum DOE + pension scheme and bonuses
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