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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 68 51 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +42
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 56 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.08% 4.10% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 4.65% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 16
Average salary £41,000 £32,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.19% -10.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £45,000 £45,000
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
1168 1205 1446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.12% 88.21% 87.85%
Number of salaries quoted 754 717 946
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
4 16 (33.33%) SQL
5 15 (31.25%) ISEB
5 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (29.17%) Banking
7 13 (27.08%) C#
8 12 (25.00%) Degree
8 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 10 (20.83%) Security Testing
9 10 (20.83%) Information Assurance
9 10 (20.83%) Java
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.75%) ETL
10 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
11 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Selenium
12 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.58%) System Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (14.58%) Retail
12 7 (14.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (14.58%) Marketing
12 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
12 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
12 7 (14.58%) Electronics
12 7 (14.58%) Telecoms

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Node.js
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Heroku
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Modbus
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.17%) RSpec
4 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Banking
3 7 (14.58%) Electronics
3 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
3 7 (14.58%) Marketing
3 7 (14.58%) Retail
3 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (8.33%) Front Office
6 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Analyst
2 18 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 14 (29.17%) Test Leader
4 5 (10.42%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Technical Test Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) jQuery
2 3 (6.25%) React
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) HTML5
3 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.17%) Sass
4 1 (2.08%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Information Assurance
3 10 (20.83%) Security Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 9 (18.75%) ETL
5 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Programme Management
6 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
6 7 (14.58%) System Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Coaching
8 5 (10.42%) CRM
9 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) Perl
4 5 (10.42%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
2 15 (31.25%) ISEB
3 12 (25.00%) Degree
3 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) SAP
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Charles River
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