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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 78 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.74% 1.50% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.77% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 19
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £27,400 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
1220 1018 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.50% 84.90% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 815 630 672
Average salary £42,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (38.00%) C++
3 18 (36.00%) C
4 17 (34.00%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (34.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (34.00%) Stress Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (28.00%) ISEB
5 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (26.00%) Degree
7 11 (22.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (18.00%) QA
8 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) Scrum
10 7 (14.00%) Finance
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
11 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
11 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (12.00%) SQL
12 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.00%) HP
12 5 (10.00%) BDD
13 4 (8.00%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.00%) FogBugz
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Principal Engineer
3 16 (32.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 13 (26.00%) Analyst
4 13 (26.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Internal Account Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Account Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QA Manager
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%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.00%) Dojo
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.00%) Statistics
4 2 (4.00%) EPoS
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (34.00%) Stress Testing
2 17 (34.00%) Unit Testing
2 17 (34.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (22.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Scrum
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.00%) Business Development
8 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) B2B
9 3 (6.00%) Release Management
9 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) C++
2 18 (36.00%) C
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) Perl
5 4 (8.00%) Ruby
5 4 (8.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) C#
5 4 (8.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Fortran
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) ISEB
1 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
1 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (26.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) JBoss
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago