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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 41 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.40% 1.28% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 1.49% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 9
Average salary £33,750 £41,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.67% -6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £51,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1161 1407 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.51% 85.64% 79.87%
Number of salaries quoted 685 915 502
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 7 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (49.28%) Finance
3 22 (31.88%) ISEB
4 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
5 15 (21.74%) QA
5 15 (21.74%) Security Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.74%) SQL
6 14 (20.29%) HTML
7 13 (18.84%) Banking
8 12 (17.39%) Apple iOS
8 12 (17.39%) FATCA
8 12 (17.39%) Android
9 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Scrum
10 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
11 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
11 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 9 (13.04%) CSS
11 9 (13.04%) Coaching
12 8 (11.59%) .NET
12 8 (11.59%) C#
12 8 (11.59%) Windows
12 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (11.59%) Ajax
12 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
12 8 (11.59%) Degree
12 8 (11.59%) Investment Management
12 8 (11.59%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (7.25%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.90%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.90%) LatentZero
2 2 (2.90%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
2 8 (11.59%) Selenium
3 7 (10.14%) JUnit
4 6 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.90%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
7 1 (1.45%) Behat
7 1 (1.45%) MSTest
7 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 34 (49.28%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Front Office
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
1 28 (40.58%) Test Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Software Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Test Leader
4 7 (10.14%) Junior
4 7 (10.14%) Test Manager
4 7 (10.14%) Junior Software Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Graduate
6 4 (5.80%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Tester
7 3 (4.35%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Manual Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) HTML
2 9 (13.04%) CSS
3 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 8 (11.59%) Ajax
4 7 (10.14%) XML
5 5 (7.25%) Java SE
5 5 (7.25%) WPF
5 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
5 5 (7.25%) Qt
5 5 (7.25%) iOS SDK
5 5 (7.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.45%) Dojo
6 1 (1.45%) jQuery
6 1 (1.45%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
3 5 (7.25%) GIS
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Physics
6 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Apple iOS
1 12 (17.39%) Android
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Phone
3 5 (7.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) Security Testing
2 15 (21.74%) Information Assurance
2 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
4 10 (14.49%) Scrum
5 9 (13.04%) Coaching
6 8 (11.59%) Investment Management
7 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.70%) ETL
8 6 (8.70%) Automation Testing
8 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.25%) Time Management
9 5 (7.25%) Project Management
9 5 (7.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.59%) C#
4 6 (8.70%) Java
5 5 (7.25%) XPath
5 5 (7.25%) Perl
6 4 (5.80%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) ISEB
2 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.59%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) QA
2 12 (17.39%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Xamarin
1 5 (7.25%) Charles River
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) HP
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Hyland
4 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.45%) Cognos
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Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
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Salary: £45,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago