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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 88 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
+37 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 75 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.37% 1.45% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.73% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 54 43 24
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Software Testing
UK

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
2768 3174 2624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.54% 83.90% 80.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1750 2145 1681
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +4.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 June 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
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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 +37 63 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Glasgow -16 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Aberdeen +21 2 - -
Fife +7 2 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Argyll and Bute -1 2 £29,750 - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 62 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.88%) Finance
3 36 (26.28%) QA
4 35 (25.55%) ISTQB
5 34 (24.82%) Degree
6 29 (21.17%) Test Automation
6 29 (21.17%) ISEB
7 26 (18.98%) SQL
7 26 (18.98%) Computer Science
8 24 (17.52%) SDLC
9 23 (16.79%) C#
10 22 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (15.33%) Windows
12 20 (14.60%) HP UFT
12 20 (14.60%) Test Scripting
12 20 (14.60%) Apple iOS
13 19 (13.87%) Android
14 18 (13.14%) Security Testing
14 18 (13.14%) SQL Server
14 18 (13.14%) Automated Testing
14 18 (13.14%) Banking
15 17 (12.41%) Java
15 17 (12.41%) Cucumber
16 16 (11.68%) HTML
17 15 (10.95%) .NET
17 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
17 15 (10.95%) HP
17 15 (10.95%) Information Assurance
17 15 (10.95%) Manual Testing
17 15 (10.95%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.65%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.19%) JBoss
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.19%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.19%) LDAP
3 2 (1.46%) DHCP
3 2 (1.46%) HTTP
3 2 (1.46%) SNMP
3 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.46%) ICMP
3 2 (1.46%) Wireless
3 2 (1.46%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.46%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (14.60%) HP UFT
2 17 (12.41%) Cucumber
3 15 (10.95%) Selenium
4 9 (6.57%) JUnit
5 6 (4.38%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.65%) Maven
7 4 (2.92%) JIRA
7 4 (2.92%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.92%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.92%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.19%) Subversion
8 3 (2.19%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.46%) Mocha
9 2 (1.46%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.73%) Behat
10 1 (0.73%) MSTest
10 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (40.88%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Front Office
4 4 (2.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
5 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.46%) Law
7 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (37.23%) Analyst
2 49 (35.77%) Test Analyst
3 23 (16.79%) Software Engineer
4 17 (12.41%) Tester
4 17 (12.41%) Junior
5 16 (11.68%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.76%) QA Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Graduate
8 7 (5.11%) Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.11%) Junior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.11%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.68%) HTML
2 15 (10.95%) .NET
3 11 (8.03%) CSS
3 11 (8.03%) Ajax
4 8 (5.84%) Qt
4 8 (5.84%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.65%) WPF
5 5 (3.65%) HTML5
5 5 (3.65%) iOS SDK
5 5 (3.65%) Java SE
5 5 (3.65%) XML
5 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.92%) Dojo
7 3 (2.19%) EJB
8 2 (1.46%) Web Services
8 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.46%) REST
8 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.73%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.11%) Mathematics
3 7 (5.11%) Physics
4 5 (3.65%) GIS
5 2 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Windows
2 20 (14.60%) Apple iOS
3 19 (13.87%) Android
4 13 (9.49%) Linux
5 8 (5.84%) UNIX
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.65%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.46%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.17%) Test Automation
3 24 (17.52%) SDLC
4 20 (14.60%) Test Scripting
5 18 (13.14%) Automated Testing
5 18 (13.14%) Security Testing
6 15 (10.95%) Manual Testing
6 15 (10.95%) Information Assurance
7 13 (9.49%) Automation Testing
7 13 (9.49%) Test Planning
7 13 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (9.49%) Project Management
7 13 (9.49%) Scrum
8 12 (8.76%) Test Management
9 11 (8.03%) TDD
10 10 (7.30%) Asset Management
10 10 (7.30%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.30%) Investment Management
11 9 (6.57%) ETL
11 9 (6.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.98%) SQL
2 23 (16.79%) C#
3 17 (12.41%) Java
4 14 (10.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.03%) C++
6 10 (7.30%) Perl
6 10 (7.30%) Python
7 6 (4.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.65%) XPath
9 4 (2.92%) Ruby
10 2 (1.46%) Tcl
10 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.46%) VB
11 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (25.55%) ISTQB
2 34 (24.82%) Degree
3 29 (21.17%) ISEB
4 12 (8.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.73%) PMP
7 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (26.28%) QA
2 12 (8.76%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 22 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.46%) Iperf
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.95%) HP
2 8 (5.84%) Charles River
3 5 (3.65%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle
4 2 (1.46%) Hyland
4 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.73%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.73%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
The Scottish Government
Salary: £53,918-£65,347 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh (EH3)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 40k
Posted: 27 days ago