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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 93 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 0.79% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.83% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 15
Average salary £33,750 £21,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £21,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,100 £30,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
1438 1203 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.32% 95.10% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 966 774 840
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Performance Testing
3 14 (31.82%) LoadRunner
3 14 (31.82%) Java
3 14 (31.82%) HP
4 13 (29.55%) QA
5 12 (27.27%) C#
5 12 (27.27%) .NET
6 11 (25.00%) Publishing
6 11 (25.00%) SOA
6 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 11 (25.00%) Selenium
6 11 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 7 (15.91%) ISEB
8 7 (15.91%) User Experience
9 6 (13.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (13.64%) 3D Programming
9 6 (13.64%) Visualisation
9 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Finance
11 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.09%) Games
11 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) LoadRunner
2 11 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) FogBugz
3 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 11 (25.00%) Publishing
2 4 (9.09%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) User Experience
2 6 (13.64%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Performance Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 11 (25.00%) SOA
3 11 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (13.64%) 3D Programming
5 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.82%) Analytics
7 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.82%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) System Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Product Management
7 3 (6.82%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 12 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) Python
3 3 (6.82%) Ruby
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.91%) ISEB
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Accenture
Salary: From £30,700 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago