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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 1.19% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.46% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 13
Average salary £34,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £39,700 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1279 1164 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.27% 81.80% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 853 740 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.14%) QA
4 16 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 16 (28.57%) ISEB
4 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 15 (26.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
6 13 (23.21%) Degree
6 13 (23.21%) C++
7 12 (21.43%) C
7 12 (21.43%) Finance
7 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
8 11 (19.64%) Stress Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (17.86%) Release Management
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 8 (14.29%) Selenium
10 8 (14.29%) Information Assurance
10 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Test Management
11 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.50%) Ruby
11 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Perl
11 7 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (8.93%) MTS
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.71%) Bugzilla
3 6 (10.71%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) FogBugz
4 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) Maven
6 1 (1.79%) JMeter
6 1 (1.79%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Analyst
3 16 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Principal Engineer
5 10 (17.86%) Principal Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Test Manager
7 6 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Account Manager
8 4 (7.14%) QA Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Internal Account Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.36%) QA Test Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Documentation Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) WinForms
4 1 (1.79%) Java EE
4 1 (1.79%) Dojo
4 1 (1.79%) jQuery
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
2 11 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) EPoS
5 3 (5.36%) Statistics
6 2 (3.57%) Social Media
6 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.79%) Physics
7 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
4 11 (19.64%) Stress Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Release Management
6 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Information Assurance
7 7 (12.50%) Test Management
7 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
8 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.93%) Line Management
9 5 (8.93%) Service Management
10 4 (7.14%) B2B
10 4 (7.14%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) C++
2 12 (21.43%) C
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) Perl
4 7 (12.50%) Ruby
4 7 (12.50%) Python
5 6 (10.71%) SQL
6 5 (8.93%) C#
7 4 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) Fortran
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) ISEB
1 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 15 (26.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (23.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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