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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 92 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.73% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.77% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 13
Average salary £31,250 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,345 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £45,250 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1203 1303 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.65% 95.74% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 815 823 874
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) QA
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) TestLink
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
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