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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 35 93 79
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.00% 1.34% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.79% 1.56% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 6
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £34,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1122 1348 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.24% 85.70% 80.51%
Number of salaries quoted 669 874 517
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) Finance
3 23 (26.74%) ISTQB
4 22 (25.58%) ISEB
5 19 (22.09%) QA
6 18 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 18 (20.93%) SQL
7 16 (18.60%) Security Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Information Assurance
8 15 (17.44%) HTML
9 14 (16.28%) Degree
9 14 (16.28%) Banking
10 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) Automated Testing
11 12 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
11 12 (13.95%) Android
11 12 (13.95%) Apple iOS
11 12 (13.95%) FATCA
12 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
12 11 (12.79%) Windows
13 10 (11.63%) Scrum
13 10 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (11.63%) CSS
13 10 (11.63%) C#
13 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
14 9 (10.47%) Selenium
14 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
14 9 (10.47%) Ajax
14 9 (10.47%) Asset Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.81%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.49%) thinkFolio
2 3 (3.49%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (10.47%) Selenium
4 8 (9.30%) JUnit
5 4 (4.65%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.49%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.49%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.33%) JIRA
7 2 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.16%) MSTest
8 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Behat
General
1 42 (48.84%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Front Office
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (40.70%) Analyst
1 35 (40.70%) Test Analyst
2 14 (16.28%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) QA Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.30%) Junior
6 7 (8.14%) Test Manager
6 7 (8.14%) Junior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Developer
7 5 (5.81%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Graduate
9 3 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (3.49%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.49%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) HTML
2 10 (11.63%) CSS
3 9 (10.47%) Ajax
4 8 (9.30%) .NET
5 7 (8.14%) XML
6 6 (6.98%) Gherkin
7 5 (5.81%) HTML5
7 5 (5.81%) Qt
7 5 (5.81%) Java SE
7 5 (5.81%) WPF
7 5 (5.81%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.33%) jQuery
8 2 (2.33%) Dojo
8 2 (2.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.14%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) GIS
3 5 (5.81%) Physics
3 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Android
1 12 (13.95%) Apple iOS
2 11 (12.79%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Mac OS X
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Phone
4 3 (3.49%) UNIX
5 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 16 (18.60%) Security Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Information Assurance
5 12 (13.95%) Automated Testing
6 10 (11.63%) Scrum
7 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.47%) Asset Management
7 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Investment Management
7 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Automation Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Coaching
8 8 (9.30%) Test Strategy
8 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
8 8 (9.30%) ETL
9 6 (6.98%) Test Planning
9 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.98%) TDD
9 6 (6.98%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) C#
2 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.14%) Perl
4 6 (6.98%) C++
4 6 (6.98%) Java
5 5 (5.81%) XPath
6 4 (4.65%) Python
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (26.74%) ISTQB
2 22 (25.58%) ISEB
3 14 (16.28%) Degree
4 7 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.09%) QA
2 12 (13.95%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) HP
1 7 (8.14%) Charles River
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.81%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.16%) Cognos
5 1 (1.16%) Hyland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago