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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 89 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 77 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 1.63% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.95% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 52 45 29
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £26,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +25 55 £43,500 +16.00% 7
Glasgow -3 11 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Aberdeen +18 4 £23,000 -31.85%
Argyll and Bute 0 3 £30,000 - 1
Moray - 3 - -
Fife +3 2 £45,000 -5.26%
Stirling - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.06%) Finance
3 39 (27.08%) ISTQB
4 37 (25.69%) QA
5 36 (25.00%) Degree
6 33 (22.92%) ISEB
7 27 (18.75%) C#
8 26 (18.06%) SQL
8 26 (18.06%) Computer Science
8 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
9 24 (16.67%) SDLC
10 21 (14.58%) HP UFT
10 21 (14.58%) Windows
10 21 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (14.58%) Test Scripting
11 20 (13.89%) Security Testing
11 20 (13.89%) Banking
12 19 (13.19%) SQL Server
12 19 (13.19%) Java
12 19 (13.19%) Apple iOS
13 17 (11.81%) Information Assurance
13 17 (11.81%) Cucumber
14 16 (11.11%) Android
14 16 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.42%) HTML
15 15 (10.42%) Automated Testing
16 14 (9.72%) Software Engineering
16 14 (9.72%) JavaScript
16 14 (9.72%) Perl

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.47%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.08%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.08%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.08%) LDAP
2 3 (2.08%) Wireless
3 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.39%) DLNA
3 2 (1.39%) DHCP
3 2 (1.39%) HTTP
3 2 (1.39%) SNMP
3 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.39%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (14.58%) HP UFT
2 17 (11.81%) Cucumber
3 13 (9.03%) Selenium
4 8 (5.56%) JUnit
5 6 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.47%) JIRA
7 4 (2.78%) Maven
7 4 (2.78%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.08%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.08%) Subversion
9 2 (1.39%) Mocha
9 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.69%) Behat
10 1 (0.69%) MSTest
General
1 62 (43.06%) Finance
2 20 (13.89%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Front Office
3 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.39%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (36.11%) Analyst
2 50 (34.72%) Test Analyst
3 23 (15.97%) Software Engineer
4 18 (12.50%) Junior
5 16 (11.11%) Tester
6 15 (10.42%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) QA Engineer
8 10 (6.94%) Graduate
9 9 (6.25%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Automation Tester
11 7 (4.86%) Junior Software Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.17%) Developer
13 5 (3.47%) C++ Developer
13 5 (3.47%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.47%) Junior Test Analyst
13 5 (3.47%) Junior Analyst
13 5 (3.47%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) HTML
2 14 (9.72%) .NET
3 11 (7.64%) CSS
3 11 (7.64%) Ajax
4 8 (5.56%) Qt
4 8 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.47%) WPF
6 5 (3.47%) Java SE
6 5 (3.47%) iOS SDK
7 4 (2.78%) XML
7 4 (2.78%) Dojo
7 4 (2.78%) jQuery
7 4 (2.78%) HTML5
8 3 (2.08%) EJB
8 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.39%) REST
9 2 (1.39%) Web Services
10 1 (0.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.06%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.86%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.86%) Physics
3 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.47%) GIS
5 4 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.58%) Windows
2 19 (13.19%) Apple iOS
3 16 (11.11%) Android
4 11 (7.64%) Linux
5 6 (4.17%) UNIX
6 5 (3.47%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
3 24 (16.67%) SDLC
4 21 (14.58%) Test Scripting
5 20 (13.89%) Security Testing
6 17 (11.81%) Information Assurance
7 15 (10.42%) Automated Testing
8 14 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.72%) Test Management
8 14 (9.72%) Test Planning
9 13 (9.03%) Automation Testing
9 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.03%) Manual Testing
10 12 (8.33%) Project Management
10 12 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (7.64%) TDD
11 11 (7.64%) Scrum
12 10 (6.94%) Asset Management
12 10 (6.94%) BDD
12 10 (6.94%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.75%) C#
2 26 (18.06%) SQL
3 19 (13.19%) Java
4 14 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.72%) Perl
5 13 (9.03%) C++
5 13 (9.03%) Python
6 6 (4.17%) Ruby
7 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.78%) Tcl
8 4 (2.78%) XPath
9 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) C
9 2 (1.39%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (27.08%) ISTQB
2 36 (25.00%) Degree
3 33 (22.92%) ISEB
4 16 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.69%) PMP
7 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.69%) QA
2 12 (8.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.39%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.72%) HP
3 8 (5.56%) Charles River
4 5 (3.47%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.08%) Hyland
6 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.39%) Trapeze
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) Cognos
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31000 - £41200 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum + benefits, pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago