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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 86 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 27 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.19% 1.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.77% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 6
Average salary £41,500 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.87% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £27,950 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1343 1526 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.18% 95.61% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1001 687
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
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 1 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 14 (66.67%) QA
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (38.10%) HP
5 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
5 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (38.10%) Degree
5 8 (38.10%) Test Management
5 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
5 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 6 (28.57%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
9 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
10 3 (14.29%) jQuery
10 3 (14.29%) Dojo
10 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
10 3 (14.29%) Java EE
10 3 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (14.29%) HTML
10 3 (14.29%) Java

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (14.29%) JBoss
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) CTI
2 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) FogBugz
3 1 (4.76%) TestLink
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) EJB
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) JSP
1 3 (14.29%) Servlets
1 3 (14.29%) JMS
1 3 (14.29%) Java EE
1 3 (14.29%) Dojo
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
1 3 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
3 8 (38.10%) Test Management
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) ITSM
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
8 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.52%) System Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
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