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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 109 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 41 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.71% 1.28% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.60% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 40 11 26
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
2809 2559 2413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.20% 80.12% 76.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1618 1661
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 31 October 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 +1 28 £34,000 -12.82% 5
Glasgow +6 14 £35,750 -18.28%
Fife +6 6 £47,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
Aberdeen +13 3 £41,500 +10.66%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 -
Dundee +10 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £46,750 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 54 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) ISEB
3 35 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 30 (26.09%) QA
5 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
5 27 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (22.61%) SQL
7 25 (21.74%) Automated Testing
8 23 (20.00%) Degree
9 22 (19.13%) Test Automation
10 21 (18.26%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (18.26%) Regression Testing
11 20 (17.39%) HP
11 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (16.52%) UNIX
12 19 (16.52%) Finance
13 18 (15.65%) Manual Testing
14 17 (14.78%) Software Engineering
15 16 (13.91%) C
15 16 (13.91%) Selenium
16 15 (13.04%) Gherkin
16 15 (13.04%) Mobile App
16 15 (13.04%) C++
17 14 (12.17%) Test Scripting
18 13 (11.30%) Test Management
18 13 (11.30%) Windows
19 12 (10.43%) Perl
19 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
19 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
19 12 (10.43%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (4.35%) MTS
2 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
2 1 (0.87%) JBoss
2 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) MS Project
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (13.91%) Selenium
2 10 (8.70%) JIRA
3 9 (7.83%) Bugzilla
3 9 (7.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.35%) FogBugz
6 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.87%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.87%) Maven
8 1 (0.87%) JMeter
8 1 (0.87%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.87%) Ant
8 1 (0.87%) JUnit
8 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (16.52%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Local Government
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.87%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Software Engineer
2 26 (22.61%) Analyst
3 24 (20.87%) Test Analyst
3 24 (20.87%) Test Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) Tester
5 11 (9.57%) Principal Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Principal Software Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Trainer
7 9 (7.83%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.96%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) QA Manager
10 5 (4.35%) Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Internal Account Manager
11 4 (3.48%) Verification Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Account Manager
11 4 (3.48%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.04%) Gherkin
2 9 (7.83%) .NET
3 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.61%) WinForms
5 2 (1.74%) Web Services
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.87%) Dojo
6 1 (0.87%) jQuery
6 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.87%) CSS
6 1 (0.87%) HTML
6 1 (0.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.43%) User Experience
2 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.22%) EPoS
3 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) Statistics
5 3 (2.61%) Social Media
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.87%) Physics
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) UNIX
2 13 (11.30%) Windows
3 7 (6.09%) Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 22 (19.13%) Test Automation
4 21 (18.26%) Regression Testing
5 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (15.65%) Manual Testing
7 17 (14.78%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.17%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.30%) Test Management
10 12 (10.43%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.57%) Stress Testing
12 10 (8.70%) Release Management
12 10 (8.70%) Scrum
12 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.96%) Coaching
13 8 (6.96%) Information Assurance
13 8 (6.96%) Security Testing
14 7 (6.09%) OO
14 7 (6.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.61%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) C
3 15 (13.04%) C++
4 12 (10.43%) Perl
5 10 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.70%) Python
5 10 (8.70%) Ruby
6 9 (7.83%) C#
7 8 (6.96%) Java
8 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.87%) Fortran
9 1 (0.87%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (31.30%) ISEB
2 35 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 27 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.87%) HND
7 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (26.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (18.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.39%) HP
3 7 (6.09%) Oracle
4 6 (5.22%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) Dell
5 1 (0.87%) EMC
5 1 (0.87%) Remedy
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