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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 62 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.89% 1.91% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.27% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 13
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £20,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
1149 1278 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.11% 83.97% 78.29%
Number of salaries quoted 681 837 511
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 23 (40.35%) ISEB
4 20 (35.09%) ISTQB
5 15 (26.32%) Security Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Information Assurance
6 13 (22.81%) Windows
6 13 (22.81%) Regression Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Banking
6 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.05%) QA
7 12 (21.05%) FATCA
8 11 (19.30%) Degree
9 10 (17.54%) Selenium
9 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
11 8 (14.04%) SQL
11 8 (14.04%) .NET
11 8 (14.04%) Scrum
11 8 (14.04%) Coaching
12 7 (12.28%) HTML
12 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
12 7 (12.28%) Android
12 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
13 6 (10.53%) Service Management
13 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
14 5 (8.77%) Java
14 5 (8.77%) JUnit

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (8.77%) ArcGIS
2 3 (5.26%) MTS
3 2 (3.51%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
2 5 (8.77%) JUnit
3 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.51%) FogBugz
5 2 (3.51%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.75%) MSTest
6 1 (1.75%) Behat
6 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Test Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Test Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Graduate
8 4 (7.02%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Tester
9 3 (5.26%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Manual Tester
10 2 (3.51%) C++ Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Junior
10 2 (3.51%) Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Junior Software Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 5 (8.77%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) Java SE
3 5 (8.77%) WPF
3 5 (8.77%) Qt
3 5 (8.77%) iOS SDK
4 4 (7.02%) WinForms
4 4 (7.02%) CSS
5 3 (5.26%) Ajax
5 3 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.75%) Dojo
6 1 (1.75%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.77%) GIS
5 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.26%) Social Media
6 3 (5.26%) EPoS
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.51%) Physics
8 1 (1.75%) Statistics
8 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Android
2 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Phone
3 5 (8.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Security Testing
2 15 (26.32%) Information Assurance
3 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
3 13 (22.81%) Regression Testing
4 8 (14.04%) Scrum
4 8 (14.04%) Coaching
5 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.77%) Time Management
7 5 (8.77%) Test Management
7 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.02%) Web Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Release Management
9 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.77%) Java
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) XPath
6 2 (3.51%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) ISEB
2 20 (35.09%) ISTQB
3 11 (19.30%) Degree
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) QA
1 12 (21.05%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Xamarin
2 4 (7.02%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Hyland
5 1 (1.75%) Charles River
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
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