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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 37 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 2.70% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.24% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 17
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £55,500 £56,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1141 1143 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.58% 83.31% 82.99%
Number of salaries quoted 744 748 622
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,050 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Regression Testing
3 14 (35.90%) QA
4 13 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
6 11 (28.21%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) ISEB
7 9 (23.08%) Selenium
7 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (20.51%) Release Management
8 8 (20.51%) Service Management
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.95%) Test Management
10 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (15.38%) Degree
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) Ruby
10 6 (15.38%) Perl
10 6 (15.38%) SQL
10 6 (15.38%) Python
10 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
11 5 (12.82%) MTS
11 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
11 5 (12.82%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (12.82%) MTS
2 2 (5.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
3 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) FogBugz
6 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) JMeter
7 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.26%) Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) QA Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Quality Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) XML
1 4 (10.26%) WinForms
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) EJB
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) EPoS
4 3 (7.69%) Social Media
4 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.13%) Statistics
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Regression Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) Release Management
4 8 (20.51%) Service Management
5 7 (17.95%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.82%) Line Management
7 4 (10.26%) User Stories
7 4 (10.26%) V-Model
7 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance
7 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.38%) Ruby
2 6 (15.38%) Perl
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
1 11 (28.21%) ISEB
2 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy
3 1 (2.56%) HP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus Standard Company Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24k-£39k dependent on experience + pension scheme + bonuses
Posted: 13 days ago