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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 42 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 2.56% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 2.69% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 27 4
Average salary £30,473 £31,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.70% -31.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,851 £20,300 £39,750
10% offered a salary of more than £34,095 £48,500 £47,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
1300 1562 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.24% 95.19% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1000 618
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £61,250 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) SOA
2 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 5 (35.71%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (7.14%) FogBugz
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) FogBugz
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) SOA
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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