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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 83 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.80% 1.03% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.24% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 17
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1258 971 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.03% 83.28% 78.71%
Number of salaries quoted 830 594 629
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 11 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 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 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 18 (32.73%) Degree
3 16 (29.09%) C
3 16 (29.09%) C++
4 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 15 (27.27%) Stress Testing
4 15 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 15 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (21.82%) Automated Testing
5 12 (21.82%) QA
6 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 9 (16.36%) Security Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Finance
7 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
7 9 (16.36%) ISEB
8 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Scrum
8 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
9 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Information Assurance
10 6 (10.91%) Linux
10 6 (10.91%) C#
10 6 (10.91%) SQL
10 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.91%) SaaS
10 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
11 5 (9.09%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Drupal
1 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.27%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.82%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Software Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Principal Software Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Principal Engineer
3 13 (23.64%) Analyst
4 12 (21.82%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Tester
6 6 (10.91%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Account Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Internal Account Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.45%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Account Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) HTML
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
1 5 (9.09%) CSS
2 4 (7.27%) Ajax
2 4 (7.27%) Symfony
2 4 (7.27%) jQuery
3 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Java EE
4 1 (1.82%) Dojo
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.45%) PDA
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 15 (27.27%) Stress Testing
2 15 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 12 (21.82%) Automated Testing
4 9 (16.36%) Security Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Scrum
6 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Information Assurance
7 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.27%) BDD
8 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.27%) B2B
8 4 (7.27%) Business Development
9 3 (5.45%) Logistics
9 3 (5.45%) MVC
9 3 (5.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) C
1 16 (29.09%) C++
2 6 (10.91%) C#
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.27%) PHP
3 4 (7.27%) Java
4 3 (5.45%) Python
4 3 (5.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) Fortran
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Degree
2 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
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