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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 54 79 81
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 55 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.71% 1.95% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 2.28% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40 21 8
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% +7.14%
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
1316 1270 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.68% 85.58% 85.15%
Number of salaries quoted 840 842 647
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 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 55 (49.11%) Finance
2 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.79%) ISTQB
3 30 (26.79%) QA
4 27 (24.11%) Degree
5 24 (21.43%) SQL
6 22 (19.64%) Test Automation
7 21 (18.75%) C#
7 21 (18.75%) ISEB
7 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 20 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (16.96%) Security Testing
9 19 (16.96%) HP UFT
10 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
11 17 (15.18%) Cucumber
12 16 (14.29%) Information Assurance
12 16 (14.29%) SDLC
13 15 (13.39%) HTML
13 15 (13.39%) Test Scripting
13 15 (13.39%) Automated Testing
14 14 (12.50%) Banking
14 14 (12.50%) Java
14 14 (12.50%) Perl
14 14 (12.50%) Windows
15 13 (11.61%) HP
15 13 (11.61%) Test Management
16 12 (10.71%) Android
16 12 (10.71%) Apple iOS
16 12 (10.71%) FATCA
16 12 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.46%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.68%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.68%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.68%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) HP UFT
2 17 (15.18%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.93%) Selenium
4 8 (7.14%) JUnit
5 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.57%) Maven
6 4 (3.57%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.89%) MSTest
8 1 (0.89%) Behat
General
1 55 (49.11%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Front Office
4 2 (1.79%) Law
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Local Government
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (40.18%) Analyst
1 45 (40.18%) Test Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Junior
2 17 (15.18%) Software Engineer
3 11 (9.82%) Tester
3 11 (9.82%) QA Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Test Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Graduate
5 8 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 7 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.25%) Junior Software Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Developer
8 5 (4.46%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Junior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) HTML
2 11 (9.82%) CSS
2 11 (9.82%) Ajax
3 10 (8.93%) .NET
4 8 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.36%) Qt
6 5 (4.46%) iOS SDK
6 5 (4.46%) Java SE
6 5 (4.46%) WPF
7 4 (3.57%) jQuery
7 4 (3.57%) Dojo
7 4 (3.57%) XML
7 4 (3.57%) HTML5
8 3 (2.68%) EJB
9 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.25%) Physics
4 5 (4.46%) GIS
5 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.50%) Windows
2 12 (10.71%) Android
2 12 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Phone
3 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.57%) Linux
5 3 (2.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.64%) Test Automation
3 19 (16.96%) Security Testing
4 16 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 16 (14.29%) SDLC
5 15 (13.39%) Test Scripting
5 15 (13.39%) Automated Testing
6 13 (11.61%) Test Management
7 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.71%) Test Planning
8 11 (9.82%) Test Strategy
8 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 10 (8.93%) Asset Management
9 10 (8.93%) Investment Management
9 10 (8.93%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Manual Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Scrum
10 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.04%) ETL
10 9 (8.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) SQL
2 21 (18.75%) C#
3 14 (12.50%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) Perl
4 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.82%) C++
6 9 (8.04%) Python
7 6 (5.36%) Ruby
8 4 (3.57%) XPath
9 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.79%) C
10 2 (1.79%) Tcl
10 2 (1.79%) VB
11 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (26.79%) ISTQB
2 27 (24.11%) Degree
3 21 (18.75%) ISEB
4 12 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (26.79%) QA
2 12 (10.71%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) HP
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Charles River
4 5 (4.46%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle
6 1 (0.89%) Cognos
6 1 (0.89%) Hyland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum + benefits, pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago