The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 113 115 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 41 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 1.38% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.53% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 20
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,800 £41,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2023 2688 2824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.23% 90.72% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1708 1769
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Scotland

Software Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 16 £37,500 - 2
Fife +5 4 £26,500 -17.18%
Glasgow +14 1 £40,000 +12.67% 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
2 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) Finance
4 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (31.15%) ISEB
7 18 (29.51%) C#
8 17 (27.87%) Java
8 17 (27.87%) SQL
8 17 (27.87%) Selenium
9 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
10 15 (24.59%) HP UFT
10 15 (24.59%) SpecFlow
10 15 (24.59%) Defect Management
11 14 (22.95%) Gherkin
12 13 (21.31%) Integration Testing
12 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
13 11 (18.03%) Python
14 10 (16.39%) Linux
14 10 (16.39%) Degree
14 10 (16.39%) Manual Testing
14 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
15 9 (14.75%) .NET
16 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
16 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (11.48%) SDLC
18 6 (9.84%) HP
18 6 (9.84%) FitNesse
18 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
18 6 (9.84%) PowerShell

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Selenium
2 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
3 15 (24.59%) HP UFT
3 15 (24.59%) SpecFlow
4 6 (9.84%) FitNesse
5 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.92%) JIRA
6 3 (4.92%) Robot Framework
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) JUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Maven
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Electronics
2 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
1 20 (32.79%) Test Analyst
1 20 (32.79%) Test Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Test Leader
3 7 (11.48%) Tester
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Development Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Graduate
7 3 (4.92%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Manual Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Junior
8 2 (3.28%) Junior Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) Gherkin
2 9 (14.75%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) JSON
4 3 (4.92%) XML
5 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.28%) jQuery
5 2 (3.28%) Node.js
5 2 (3.28%) REST
5 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.28%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Ajax
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.64%) J2EE
6 1 (1.64%) RESTful
6 1 (1.64%) RSS
6 1 (1.64%) Spring
6 1 (1.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Android
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Test Automation
2 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (24.59%) Defect Management
5 13 (21.31%) Integration Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
7 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.48%) SDLC
9 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.20%) Feasibility Study
10 5 (8.20%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) Software Delivery
10 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.20%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (6.56%) Data Management
11 4 (6.56%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (6.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) C#
2 17 (27.87%) Java
2 17 (27.87%) SQL
3 11 (18.03%) Python
4 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) C
8 1 (1.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) ISEB
2 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.39%) Degree
4 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
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