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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 156 158 148
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Average salary £27,500 £30,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.83% -9.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
3074 3546 2910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.78% 94.97% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1981 2271 1916
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 -2 3 £27,500 -14.06%
Dundee -3 1 £27,500 -
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Grid Computing
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (16.67%) QAComplete
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Tcl
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware