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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 64 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 41 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.59% 1.67% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.98% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 9
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £29,700 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1402 1264 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.62% 84.49% 86.20%
Number of salaries quoted 889 846 651
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (42.72%) Finance
2 41 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.95%) QA
4 25 (24.27%) SQL
5 24 (23.30%) HP UFT
5 24 (23.30%) Degree
5 24 (23.30%) Test Automation
6 22 (21.36%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (20.39%) C#
7 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
8 18 (17.48%) Computer Science
8 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
9 17 (16.50%) Test Management
9 17 (16.50%) Test Scripting
9 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
10 16 (15.53%) SDLC
11 15 (14.56%) Perl
12 14 (13.59%) HTML
12 14 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Automated Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Test Planning
13 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
14 12 (11.65%) Android
14 12 (11.65%) Project Management
14 12 (11.65%) Java
14 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
14 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.65%) HP
14 12 (11.65%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (3.88%) JBoss
2 2 (1.94%) SAS
2 2 (1.94%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.91%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.91%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.88%) LDAP
3 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 24 (23.30%) HP UFT
2 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.65%) Selenium
4 7 (6.80%) SpecFlow
5 6 (5.83%) JUnit
6 4 (3.88%) JIRA
7 3 (2.91%) Maven
7 3 (2.91%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.91%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.94%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.97%) JMeter
9 1 (0.97%) MSTest
9 1 (0.97%) Behat
General
1 44 (42.72%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Front Office
3 2 (1.94%) Law
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Analyst
2 40 (38.83%) Test Analyst
3 18 (17.48%) Junior
4 14 (13.59%) Software Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Tester
5 13 (12.62%) QA Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Automation Tester
7 9 (8.74%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Junior Software Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Graduate
9 6 (5.83%) Junior Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Junior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) C++ Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Consultant
11 4 (3.88%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) HTML
2 11 (10.68%) CSS
2 11 (10.68%) Ajax
3 9 (8.74%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.83%) .NET
5 3 (2.91%) XML
5 3 (2.91%) Dojo
5 3 (2.91%) EJB
5 3 (2.91%) jQuery
5 3 (2.91%) Qt
5 3 (2.91%) HTML5
6 2 (1.94%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.94%) WPF
6 2 (1.94%) Java SE
6 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.80%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.80%) Physics
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) Statistics
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Android
1 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 4 (3.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.91%) UNIX
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.30%) Test Automation
3 17 (16.50%) Test Management
3 17 (16.50%) Test Scripting
4 16 (15.53%) SDLC
5 14 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (12.62%) Automated Testing
6 13 (12.62%) Test Planning
7 12 (11.65%) Project Management
8 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.71%) Asset Management
8 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
8 10 (9.71%) Test Strategy
9 9 (8.74%) ETL
9 9 (8.74%) Manual Testing
9 9 (8.74%) Investment Management
10 8 (7.77%) Security Testing
10 8 (7.77%) BDD
10 8 (7.77%) TDD
11 6 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 21 (20.39%) C#
3 15 (14.56%) Perl
4 12 (11.65%) Java
4 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.68%) C++
6 9 (8.74%) Python
7 6 (5.83%) Ruby
8 3 (2.91%) XPath
8 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.94%) C
9 2 (1.94%) Tcl
9 2 (1.94%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Degree
2 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (10.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (6.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (34.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (21.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
1 12 (11.65%) HP
2 8 (7.77%) Charles River
3 2 (1.94%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago