The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 95 102 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.51% 0.80% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.83% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 4
Average salary £37,500 £28,825 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.09% -3.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,650 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £34,300 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Test Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1307 1560 1031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.33% 95.59% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 791 998 596
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) JUnit
6 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) QA
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (21.43%) HTML5
8 3 (21.43%) Java
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 3 (21.43%) ITSM
8 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 2 (14.29%) XPath
9 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) WinForms
9 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (14.29%) Python
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) JUnit
3 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (7.14%) QAComplete
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) WinForms
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) EJB
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Dojo
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) V-Model
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) XPath
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
2 1 (7.14%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Hyland
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: £45,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago