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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 72 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 15 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.81% 1.10% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.27% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 17
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £36,250 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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 1180 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.40% 86.70% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 773 733 791
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) ISEB
3 19 (41.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (34.78%) QA
5 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
6 14 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (30.43%) Finance
7 12 (26.09%) Selenium
7 12 (26.09%) Java
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
8 11 (23.91%) Android
8 11 (23.91%) Apple iOS
9 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
10 9 (19.57%) Mobile App
10 9 (19.57%) Information Assurance
10 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Security Testing
11 8 (17.39%) Test Management
11 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 8 (17.39%) Degree
11 8 (17.39%) JIRA
11 8 (17.39%) Banking
11 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 8 (17.39%) SDLC
12 7 (15.22%) C#
12 7 (15.22%) CSS
12 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
13 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) Node.js
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Heroku
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
3 8 (17.39%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.35%) RSpec
5 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Electronics
4 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Test Leader
4 9 (19.57%) QA Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Junior
5 6 (13.04%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Junior QA Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) CSS
2 5 (10.87%) Ajax
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
3 3 (6.52%) React
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.17%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) LAMP
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
5 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Android
1 11 (23.91%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
3 9 (19.57%) Information Assurance
3 9 (19.57%) Security Testing
3 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 8 (17.39%) SDLC
4 8 (17.39%) Test Management
5 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.70%) BDD
8 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) Ruby
7 3 (6.52%) C
7 3 (6.52%) Perl
8 2 (4.35%) C++
8 2 (4.35%) PHP
9 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Tcl
9 1 (2.17%) VB
9 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) ISEB
2 19 (41.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
4 8 (17.39%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) OCP
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) HP
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 30% Benefits (£47k package)
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