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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 162 146 162
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 9 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.29% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 1
Average salary £30,500 £33,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.62% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
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
3502 2983 2983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.78% 94.55% 93.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2250 1967 2073
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014. 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 - 5 £32,000 - 1
Dundee - 2 £27,500 -
Fife +3 1 £31,000 +10.71%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Finance

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.69%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Physics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9000
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) HP