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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 78 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.85% 1.14% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.39% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 22 3 13
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £39,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
1292 1149 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.45% 82.01% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 857 730 666
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 £60,000
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 23 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.58%) QA
4 17 (29.82%) ISTQB
5 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
5 16 (28.07%) ISEB
5 16 (28.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (24.56%) Degree
7 13 (22.81%) C++
7 13 (22.81%) Finance
7 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 13 (22.81%) Mobile App
8 12 (21.05%) C
9 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
9 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (19.30%) Stress Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (17.54%) Release Management
10 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.04%) Selenium
11 8 (14.04%) Information Assurance
11 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
12 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Test Management
12 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Ruby
12 7 (12.28%) Perl

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (8.77%) MTS
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.53%) Bugzilla
3 6 (10.53%) JIRA
4 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.02%) FogBugz
4 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 18 (31.58%) Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Test Analyst
4 11 (19.30%) Principal Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Principal Software Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 6 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Account Manager
8 4 (7.02%) QA Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Internal Account Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Documentation Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) WinForms
4 1 (1.75%) Java EE
4 1 (1.75%) Dojo
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Mobile App
2 11 (19.30%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) EPoS
5 3 (5.26%) Statistics
6 2 (3.51%) Social Media
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.75%) Physics
7 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
4 11 (19.30%) Stress Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Information Assurance
7 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Test Management
7 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.77%) Line Management
9 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 4 (7.02%) B2B
10 4 (7.02%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) C++
2 12 (21.05%) C
3 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.28%) Perl
4 7 (12.28%) Ruby
4 7 (12.28%) Python
5 6 (10.53%) SQL
6 5 (8.77%) C#
7 4 (7.02%) Java
8 1 (1.75%) Fortran
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) ISTQB
2 16 (28.07%) ISEB
2 16 (28.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (24.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: 28,000 to £40,000
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