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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 91 137 118
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 69 39 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.22% 0.99% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.21% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 18
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2666 3220 2439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.59% 81.42% 78.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 2143 1421
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +42 59 £33,750 -18.67% 11
Glasgow +12 7 £36,500 -6.41%
Aberdeen +25 3 £22,500 -30.76%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.45%) Finance
3 33 (31.13%) ISEB
4 29 (27.36%) SQL
5 26 (24.53%) ISTQB
6 24 (22.64%) QA
7 19 (17.92%) Automated Testing
7 19 (17.92%) Banking
7 19 (17.92%) Test Automation
8 17 (16.04%) Apple iOS
9 16 (15.09%) Information Assurance
9 16 (15.09%) Manual Testing
9 16 (15.09%) Android
9 16 (15.09%) Degree
9 16 (15.09%) Security Testing
9 16 (15.09%) Java
10 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
11 14 (13.21%) Scrum
11 14 (13.21%) C#
11 14 (13.21%) HTML
11 14 (13.21%) Windows
12 13 (12.26%) .NET
12 13 (12.26%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (11.32%) Cucumber
13 12 (11.32%) FATCA
13 12 (11.32%) Selenium
14 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.43%) UNIX
15 10 (9.43%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (4.72%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.89%) LatentZero
2 2 (1.89%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) RDBMS
2 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Selenium
1 12 (11.32%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.55%) JUnit
3 7 (6.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.72%) Maven
4 5 (4.72%) JIRA
5 3 (2.83%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (1.89%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.94%) MSTest
7 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.94%) TestLink
7 1 (0.94%) Behat
7 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.94%) JMeter
7 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 45 (42.45%) Finance
2 19 (17.92%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Analyst
2 35 (33.02%) Test Analyst
3 23 (21.70%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.38%) QA Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Tester
6 9 (8.49%) Junior
7 8 (7.55%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.60%) Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Graduate
8 7 (6.60%) Junior Software Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.66%) Verification Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Software Tester
11 3 (2.83%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.83%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) HTML
2 13 (12.26%) .NET
3 9 (8.49%) CSS
4 8 (7.55%) Ajax
5 7 (6.60%) XML
6 5 (4.72%) Java SE
6 5 (4.72%) Qt
6 5 (4.72%) HTML5
6 5 (4.72%) iOS SDK
6 5 (4.72%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.72%) WPF
7 4 (3.77%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.77%) Spring
8 2 (1.89%) Java EE
9 1 (0.94%) Dojo
9 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.94%) EJB
9 1 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.72%) GIS
4 5 (4.72%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.77%) Equities
6 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.83%) Physics
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Apple iOS
2 16 (15.09%) Android
3 14 (13.21%) Windows
4 10 (9.43%) UNIX
5 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.92%) Automated Testing
2 19 (17.92%) Test Automation
3 16 (15.09%) Information Assurance
3 16 (15.09%) Manual Testing
3 16 (15.09%) Security Testing
4 14 (13.21%) Scrum
5 10 (9.43%) Project Management
6 9 (8.49%) Regression Testing
6 9 (8.49%) Test Scripting
6 9 (8.49%) Coaching
7 8 (7.55%) Test Strategy
7 8 (7.55%) Automation Testing
7 8 (7.55%) Investment Management
8 7 (6.60%) Time Management
8 7 (6.60%) TDD
9 6 (5.66%) Asset Management
9 6 (5.66%) ETL
9 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) SQL
2 16 (15.09%) Java
3 14 (13.21%) C#
4 9 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.72%) Perl
5 5 (4.72%) XPath
6 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (31.13%) ISEB
2 26 (24.53%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.09%) Degree
4 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.94%) PMP
6 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.64%) QA
2 12 (11.32%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) HP
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.72%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.72%) Charles River
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.94%) Cognos
5 1 (0.94%) Hyland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: £45,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago