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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 88 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.68% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.71% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 1
Average salary £36,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,250 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
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
1379 1417 1162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.81% 96.00% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 897 932 731
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 £28,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £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
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 3 August 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) HTML
3 11 (47.83%) Degree
4 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) CSS
5 9 (39.13%) QA
5 9 (39.13%) Dojo
5 9 (39.13%) Selenium
5 9 (39.13%) jQuery
5 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 8 (34.78%) EJB
6 8 (34.78%) JBoss
6 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Python
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) JUnit
8 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
8 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
9 5 (21.74%) EJB 3.0
9 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
9 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
9 5 (21.74%) CTI
9 5 (21.74%) ITSM
9 5 (21.74%) Service Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 8 (34.78%) JBoss
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) CTI
2 3 (13.04%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
2 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) JUnit
3 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
4 4 (17.39%) Maven
4 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) TestComplete
5 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) QAComplete
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 9 (39.13%) Dojo
2 9 (39.13%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) EJB
4 5 (21.74%) Java EE
4 5 (21.74%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (21.74%) JSP
4 5 (21.74%) Servlets
4 5 (21.74%) JMS
5 4 (17.39%) Ajax
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) HTML5
8 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Service Management
7 5 (21.74%) ITSM
8 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 3 (13.04%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Use Case
10 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Test Management
10 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby
7 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.70%) C++
7 2 (8.70%) VBScript
8 1 (4.35%) Perl
8 1 (4.35%) C
8 1 (4.35%) Tcl
8 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Hyland
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