The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.96% 1.32% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.56% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 19
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,100 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1232 1025 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.24% 84.71% 78.31%
Number of salaries quoted 821 641 610
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Scotland

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 30 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (36.00%) C++
3 17 (34.00%) C
4 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (32.00%) Stress Testing
4 16 (32.00%) Unit Testing
4 16 (32.00%) Degree
4 16 (32.00%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
5 12 (24.00%) ISEB
6 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
6 11 (22.00%) QA
6 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (18.00%) Security Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.00%) Scrum
10 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
10 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 4 (8.00%) SQL
12 4 (8.00%) HP
12 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (8.00%) B2B
12 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) FogBugz
4 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Software Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Principal Software Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Principal Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Analyst
4 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) Tester
6 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Account Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Internal Account Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Account Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) Dojo
2 1 (2.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (32.00%) Stress Testing
2 16 (32.00%) Unit Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Security Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.00%) B2B
8 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) BDD
8 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.00%) Business Development
9 3 (6.00%) Release Management
9 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) C++
2 17 (34.00%) C
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
5 2 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Degree
2 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (24.00%) ISEB
3 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago