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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 107 109 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 57 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 1.74% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.15% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 27 25 17
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,734 £26,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,700 £56,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
2615 2649 2443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.01% 80.98% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1674 1695
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 18 £34,000 -12.82% 4
Glasgow +8 11 £32,250 -30.86% 2
Fife +13 10 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Aberdeen +9 5 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Stirling - 4 £46,750 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £26,223 -
Dundee +5 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.96%) ISEB
3 35 (33.02%) SQL
4 31 (29.25%) ISTQB
5 28 (26.42%) Automated Testing
5 28 (26.42%) QA
6 24 (22.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (21.70%) UNIX
8 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
9 21 (19.81%) Finance
9 21 (19.81%) Manual Testing
10 20 (18.87%) Windows
11 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
12 18 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (16.04%) HP
13 17 (16.04%) Selenium
13 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
14 16 (15.09%) Relational Database
15 15 (14.15%) Degree
15 15 (14.15%) Mobile App
16 14 (13.21%) Test Management
17 13 (12.26%) RDBMS
18 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (10.38%) Java
19 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
19 11 (10.38%) Perl
19 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
19 11 (10.38%) Test Scripting
19 11 (10.38%) Gherkin
19 11 (10.38%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (4.72%) MTS
2 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.26%) RDBMS
3 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Selenium
2 10 (9.43%) JIRA
3 8 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (7.55%) Bugzilla
4 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.72%) FogBugz
6 3 (2.83%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.83%) JUnit
7 2 (1.89%) Maven
7 2 (1.89%) JMeter
7 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.94%) TestLink
8 1 (0.94%) Ant
8 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 4 (3.77%) Local Government
3 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Software Engineer
2 25 (23.58%) Analyst
2 25 (23.58%) Test Engineer
3 23 (21.70%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Tester
5 11 (10.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Verification Engineer
7 9 (8.49%) Test Manager
8 8 (7.55%) Trainer
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) QA Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Systems Tester
9 4 (3.77%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Principal Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.72%) .NET
3 4 (3.77%) WinForms
4 3 (2.83%) XML
5 2 (1.89%) CSS
5 2 (1.89%) HTML
5 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.89%) Java EE
6 1 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.94%) Dojo
6 1 (0.94%) jQuery
6 1 (0.94%) Web Services
6 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.94%) EJB
6 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) User Experience
4 6 (5.66%) EPoS
5 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.77%) Statistics
6 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.83%) Social Media
7 3 (2.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) Physics
8 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.94%) Equities
8 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) UNIX
2 20 (18.87%) Windows
3 6 (5.66%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.42%) Automated Testing
3 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
4 21 (19.81%) Manual Testing
5 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
6 14 (13.21%) Test Management
7 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (10.38%) Test Scripting
8 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (9.43%) Coaching
9 10 (9.43%) Service Management
10 9 (8.49%) Release Management
10 9 (8.49%) Test Planning
11 8 (7.55%) Web Testing
12 7 (6.60%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.60%) Scrum
12 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.60%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.02%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) Java
2 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.38%) Perl
3 10 (9.43%) Python
3 10 (9.43%) Ruby
4 7 (6.60%) C
4 7 (6.60%) C#
5 6 (5.66%) C++
6 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (33.96%) ISEB
2 31 (29.25%) ISTQB
3 24 (22.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (14.15%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (26.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.04%) HP
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 6 (5.66%) VMware
5 1 (0.94%) Dell
5 1 (0.94%) Remedy
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
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