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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 43 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
+40 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.12% 1.80% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 2.08% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 5
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £26,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1257 1349 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 87.72% 86.75% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 788 880 593
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 51 (48.57%) Finance
2 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.62%) QA
4 28 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 26 (24.76%) Degree
6 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.95%) SQL
8 21 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 20 (19.05%) ISEB
10 19 (18.10%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (17.14%) HP UFT
12 17 (16.19%) C#
12 17 (16.19%) Security Testing
12 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
12 17 (16.19%) SDLC
13 16 (15.24%) Automated Testing
13 16 (15.24%) HTML
13 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
14 14 (13.33%) Windows
14 14 (13.33%) Banking
14 14 (13.33%) Information Assurance
15 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
16 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (11.43%) Android
16 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
16 12 (11.43%) HP
16 12 (11.43%) Apple iOS
16 12 (11.43%) FATCA
17 11 (10.48%) Test Planning
17 11 (10.48%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.76%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.86%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.86%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.14%) HP UFT
2 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.48%) Selenium
4 9 (8.57%) JUnit
5 6 (5.71%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.81%) Maven
6 4 (3.81%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.90%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.90%) JIRA
8 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.95%) MSTest
8 1 (0.95%) Behat
General
1 51 (48.57%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (4.76%) Front Office
4 2 (1.90%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (41.90%) Analyst
1 44 (41.90%) Test Analyst
2 16 (15.24%) Junior
2 16 (15.24%) Software Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) QA Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Graduate
6 7 (6.67%) Junior Software Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 6 (5.71%) Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Technical Test Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) HTML
2 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 11 (10.48%) CSS
2 11 (10.48%) Ajax
3 8 (7.62%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.71%) Qt
5 5 (4.76%) HTML5
5 5 (4.76%) iOS SDK
5 5 (4.76%) Java SE
5 5 (4.76%) WPF
5 5 (4.76%) XML
6 4 (3.81%) jQuery
6 4 (3.81%) Dojo
7 3 (2.86%) EJB
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.67%) Physics
3 5 (4.76%) GIS
4 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Android
2 12 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Phone
3 5 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.81%) Linux
5 3 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
3 17 (16.19%) Security Testing
3 17 (16.19%) SDLC
4 16 (15.24%) Automated Testing
5 14 (13.33%) Information Assurance
6 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
7 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Test Management
8 11 (10.48%) Project Management
8 11 (10.48%) Test Planning
9 10 (9.52%) Automation Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Asset Management
9 10 (9.52%) Scrum
9 10 (9.52%) Investment Management
9 10 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 9 (8.57%) ETL
11 8 (7.62%) TDD
11 8 (7.62%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 17 (16.19%) C#
3 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.52%) Perl
4 10 (9.52%) Java
5 9 (8.57%) C++
6 6 (5.71%) Python
7 5 (4.76%) XPath
8 4 (3.81%) Ruby
9 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.90%) VB
11 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 26 (24.76%) Degree
3 20 (19.05%) ISEB
4 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.62%) QA
2 12 (11.43%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 19 (18.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) HP
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.62%) Charles River
4 5 (4.76%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.95%) Cognos
6 1 (0.95%) Hyland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
The Scottish Government
Salary: £53,918-£65,347 per year
Posted: 27 days ago