The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.21% 1.08% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.13% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 5
Average salary £41,250 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1470 1419 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.63% 96.20% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 957 945 708
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 16 (53.33%) QA
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Degree
4 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
5 11 (36.67%) Test Management
6 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (33.33%) Java
6 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 10 (33.33%) HP
6 10 (33.33%) HP UFT
7 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
8 8 (26.67%) EJB 3.0
8 8 (26.67%) Dojo
8 8 (26.67%) jQuery
8 8 (26.67%) Service Management
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle
8 8 (26.67%) CTI
8 8 (26.67%) ITSM
8 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
8 8 (26.67%) Java EE
8 8 (26.67%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (26.67%) JBoss
1 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) CTI
2 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (26.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) FogBugz
3 1 (3.33%) TestLink
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
1 8 (26.67%) EJB
1 8 (26.67%) CSS
1 8 (26.67%) JSP
1 8 (26.67%) Servlets
1 8 (26.67%) JMS
1 8 (26.67%) Java EE
1 8 (26.67%) Dojo
1 8 (26.67%) jQuery
1 8 (26.67%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 11 (36.67%) Test Management
4 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) ITSM
6 8 (26.67%) Service Management
7 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.67%) TDD
10 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.67%) BDD
10 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Tcl
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix