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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 113 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 37 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 1.20% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.46% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 37 19 25
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
2975 2526 2487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.02% 81.83% 76.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1916 1639 1644
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
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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
Glasgow +4 28 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Edinburgh -2 26 £32,000 -8.57% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £32,500 -
Fife +5 1 £40,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) ISEB
3 29 (27.36%) ISTQB
4 27 (25.47%) Automated Testing
4 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
4 27 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (23.58%) SQL
6 24 (22.64%) Software Engineering
7 23 (21.70%) QA
8 22 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (20.75%) C
9 21 (19.81%) C++
9 21 (19.81%) Degree
10 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
11 19 (17.92%) HP
12 18 (16.98%) Manual Testing
12 18 (16.98%) Stress Testing
12 18 (16.98%) UNIX
12 18 (16.98%) Finance
13 17 (16.04%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (15.09%) Unit Testing
14 16 (15.09%) Regression Testing
15 14 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (13.21%) Test Planning
16 13 (12.26%) Gherkin
17 12 (11.32%) Test Scripting
17 12 (11.32%) User Experience
18 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
18 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
18 11 (10.38%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (0.94%) Apache
1 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) MS Project
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Selenium
2 8 (7.55%) JIRA
3 6 (5.66%) Bugzilla
4 4 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.83%) FogBugz
5 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.94%) JMeter
7 1 (0.94%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.94%) Maven
7 1 (0.94%) Ant
7 1 (0.94%) JUnit
7 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.94%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Military
4 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Software Engineer
2 24 (22.64%) Test Engineer
3 22 (20.75%) Analyst
4 19 (17.92%) Test Analyst
4 19 (17.92%) Principal Engineer
5 18 (16.98%) Principal Software Engineer
6 14 (13.21%) Tester
7 10 (9.43%) Trainer
8 8 (7.55%) Software Tester
9 7 (6.60%) Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.72%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Internal Account Manager
12 4 (3.77%) Account Manager
12 4 (3.77%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.77%) QA Manager
13 3 (2.83%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Gherkin
2 11 (10.38%) .NET
3 5 (4.72%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.83%) HTML
6 2 (1.89%) jQuery
6 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.89%) Web Services
6 2 (1.89%) XML
7 1 (0.94%) LAMP
7 1 (0.94%) Ajax
7 1 (0.94%) Java EE
7 1 (0.94%) CSS
7 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.94%) WCF
7 1 (0.94%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (11.32%) User Experience
3 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) Statistics
5 3 (2.83%) EPoS
6 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.94%) Physics
7 1 (0.94%) Firmware
7 1 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) UNIX
2 10 (9.43%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.47%) Automated Testing
2 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
3 24 (22.64%) Software Engineering
4 22 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (16.98%) Manual Testing
5 18 (16.98%) Stress Testing
6 16 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 16 (15.09%) Regression Testing
7 14 (13.21%) Test Planning
8 12 (11.32%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
10 10 (9.43%) Scrum
11 7 (6.60%) OO
11 7 (6.60%) Security Testing
11 7 (6.60%) Information Assurance
11 7 (6.60%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.60%) Coaching
12 5 (4.72%) BDD
12 5 (4.72%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) SQL
2 22 (20.75%) C
3 21 (19.81%) C++
4 11 (10.38%) C#
5 9 (8.49%) Perl
6 8 (7.55%) Java
7 7 (6.60%) Ruby
7 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.60%) Python
8 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.89%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.89%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.94%) VBA
10 1 (0.94%) Fortran
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (30.19%) ISEB
2 29 (27.36%) ISTQB
3 27 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (19.81%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.94%) HND
7 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.92%) HP
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.94%) Dell
4 1 (0.94%) EMC
4 1 (0.94%) Remedy
4 1 (0.94%) Twitter
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