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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 84 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 0.66% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.70% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 14
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £21,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £33,950
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
1435 1146 1136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.92% 95.02% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 939 715 812
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (35.29%) Performance Testing
2 16 (31.37%) Java
2 16 (31.37%) HP
2 16 (31.37%) LoadRunner
3 15 (29.41%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) Publishing
4 14 (27.45%) Selenium
4 14 (27.45%) Customer Engagement
5 12 (23.53%) C#
5 12 (23.53%) .NET
6 11 (21.57%) SOA
6 11 (21.57%) WebSphere
6 11 (21.57%) QA
7 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Degree
9 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.76%) 3D Programming
9 6 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 6 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 5 (9.80%) CRM
10 5 (9.80%) ISEB
10 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Finance
10 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
10 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
10 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.84%) LAMP
11 4 (7.84%) Games
11 4 (7.84%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (21.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) LoadRunner
2 14 (27.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) FogBugz
3 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (27.45%) Publishing
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (7.84%) LAMP
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.96%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Performance Testing
2 15 (29.41%) Scrum
3 14 (27.45%) Customer Engagement
4 11 (21.57%) SOA
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 6 (11.76%) 3D Programming
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.80%) CRM
8 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
8 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) System Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.88%) Product Management
10 3 (5.88%) Analytics
11 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) Java
2 12 (23.53%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Perl
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) VMware
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