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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 91 99 73
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 2 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.15% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.15% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 27
Median salary £37,500 £25,946 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.53% -16.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £25,946 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £25,946 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
1213 1304 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.60% 95.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 779 796 1026
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (30.77%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) Protractor
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) TestLink
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
2 3 (23.08%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Process Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Telerik
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago