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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 121 88 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 78 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 2.47% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.73% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 25 53 46
Median salary £34,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £21,800 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
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
2607 2860 3206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.21% 90.51% 86.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1827 2151
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,950 £60,000 £62,050
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -27 20 £34,000 -20.00% 2
Fife +3 8 £31,500 -30.00%
Glasgow -9 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 37 (44.58%) Finance
2 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (26.51%) SQL
5 20 (24.10%) Automation Testing
5 20 (24.10%) Test Automation
6 19 (22.89%) Cucumber
6 19 (22.89%) Degree
6 19 (22.89%) QA
7 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
8 17 (20.48%) ISEB
8 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
8 17 (20.48%) Selenium
9 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
9 16 (19.28%) Regression Testing
10 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (16.87%) Defect Management
11 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (15.66%) C#
12 12 (14.46%) HP UFT
12 12 (14.46%) Banking
12 12 (14.46%) Test Management
13 10 (12.05%) System Testing
13 10 (12.05%) Test Strategy
13 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
13 10 (12.05%) Java
13 10 (12.05%) ETL
14 9 (10.84%) Python
14 9 (10.84%) FitNesse
15 8 (9.64%) Gherkin

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 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.41%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) ATM
1 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) Modbus
3 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Cucumber
2 17 (20.48%) Selenium
3 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (14.46%) HP UFT
5 9 (10.84%) FitNesse
6 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.82%) TestNG
8 2 (2.41%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.20%) JIRA
9 1 (1.20%) JUnit
9 1 (1.20%) Maven
9 1 (1.20%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.20%) Subversion
9 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (44.58%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Electronics
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.23%) Marketing
3 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.02%) Back Office
5 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 3 (3.61%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (3.61%) Front Office
7 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
2 22 (26.51%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Test Leader
3 15 (18.07%) Tester
4 12 (14.46%) Test Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.23%) Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
6 6 (7.23%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Software Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.23%) Spring
3 5 (6.02%) .NET
4 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) JSON
6 1 (1.20%) REST
6 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.23%) User Experience
3 5 (6.02%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.02%) Contactless
3 5 (6.02%) EMV
3 5 (6.02%) Equities
3 5 (6.02%) Smartcard
4 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) EPoS
6 1 (1.20%) Fintech
6 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.10%) Automation Testing
2 20 (24.10%) Test Automation
3 16 (19.28%) Regression Testing
3 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
4 14 (16.87%) Defect Management
4 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (14.46%) Test Management
6 10 (12.05%) ETL
6 10 (12.05%) System Testing
6 10 (12.05%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (8.43%) Manual Testing
8 7 (8.43%) SDLC
8 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.23%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (7.23%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) C#
3 10 (12.05%) Java
4 9 (10.84%) Python
5 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.61%) C++
6 3 (3.61%) Perl
7 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Degree
2 17 (20.48%) ISEB
2 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.02%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO 8583
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 5 (6.02%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) HP
2 6 (7.23%) SAP
3 5 (6.02%) Sun
4 2 (2.41%) Charles River
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