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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.74% 1.34% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.59% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 18
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £37,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
1245 1071 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.39% 84.66% 81.30%
Number of salaries quoted 842 687 705
Average salary £41,500 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.70% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
3 17 (30.91%) ISEB
3 17 (30.91%) C++
4 16 (29.09%) C
4 16 (29.09%) ISTQB
4 16 (29.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 15 (27.27%) Stress Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (25.45%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.64%) QA
8 12 (21.82%) Degree
9 11 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (18.18%) Finance
10 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
12 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
13 7 (12.73%) Scrum
13 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
14 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
14 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
14 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (10.91%) Release Management
14 6 (10.91%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) IIS
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (10.91%) Selenium
2 4 (7.27%) Bugzilla
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.64%) FogBugz
4 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.82%) Maven
5 1 (1.82%) JMeter
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Principal Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Principal Software Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) QA Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Account Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Internal Account Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Account Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) Dojo
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.45%) Statistics
4 2 (3.64%) EPoS
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
3 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 15 (27.27%) Stress Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 14 (25.45%) Regression Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
6 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Release Management
8 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.27%) BDD
9 4 (7.27%) Business Development
9 4 (7.27%) V-Model
9 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) C++
2 16 (29.09%) C
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) Perl
4 5 (9.09%) Ruby
4 5 (9.09%) Python
4 5 (9.09%) C#
5 4 (7.27%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) Fortran
6 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) ISEB
2 16 (29.09%) ISTQB
2 16 (29.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (21.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
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