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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 93 99 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.49% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.50% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 12
Average salary £38,750 £38,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,250 £52,250
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
1269 1388 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.49% 96.32% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 781 896 716
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) WinForms
7 6 (27.27%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Web Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) JUnit
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) XML
10 3 (13.64%) Service Management
10 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
10 3 (13.64%) TDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (13.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) JUnit
3 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
3 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.55%) MSTest
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (4.55%) Avionics
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) WinForms
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) Dojo
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Service Management
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) ITSM
7 3 (13.64%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.55%) DO-254
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Hyland
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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