The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 156 171 157
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £37,500 £33,250 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% -10.73%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Software Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2925 3748 2954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.90% 94.77% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1849 2463 1742
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Scotland region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 3 £37,500 +14.50%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) QAComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago