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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 94 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 0.55% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.58% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 11
Average salary £34,000 £35,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.89% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £43,050 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1330 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.26% 95.25% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 903 764
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Selenium
3 12 (41.38%) Mobile App
3 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
5 10 (34.48%) Degree
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Windows
6 9 (31.03%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (27.59%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Python
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.69%) Web Testing
9 6 (20.69%) C++
9 6 (20.69%) WinForms
9 6 (20.69%) JBoss
10 5 (17.24%) C#
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) Perl
11 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
11 4 (13.79%) QA
11 4 (13.79%) HTML
11 4 (13.79%) .NET
11 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
11 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (20.69%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) Bugzilla
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.45%) Toad
5 1 (3.45%) FogBugz
5 1 (3.45%) MSTest
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) WinForms
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) Dojo
5 1 (3.45%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Mobile App
2 9 (31.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) VMS
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
4 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Web Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (10.34%) ITSM
8 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Information Security
9 2 (6.90%) OO
9 2 (6.90%) Product Management
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) Python
4 6 (20.69%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) C#
6 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.90%) Ruby
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Dell
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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