The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 76 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.26% 0.49% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.51% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 10
Median salary £45,000 £24,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £22,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,200 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Tester
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
1059 1360 1422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 95.57% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 689 861 940
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Tester Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) TDD
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 7 (26.92%) Games
5 7 (26.92%) Python
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 6 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (19.23%) JIRA
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) C#
8 4 (15.38%) J2EE
8 4 (15.38%) HP
8 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.54%) Ant
5 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.69%) Maven
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (3.85%) Appium
7 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.85%) Hudson
7 1 (3.85%) Protractor
7 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.85%) TestRail
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
1 7 (26.92%) Games
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) TDD
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 3 (11.54%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) High Availability
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) VBA
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.85%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat