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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 111 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 40 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 1.31% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.61% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 29
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 £29,880 £22,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
3009 2477 2367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.56% 81.29% 75.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1963 1608 1587
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Glasgow +13 30 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Edinburgh -2 26 £34,500 -1.42% 5
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £32,500 -
Aberdeen +10 1 £34,000 -9.33%
Fife +1 1 £40,000 - 2
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (28.71%) ISEB
2 26 (25.74%) ISTQB
2 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
3 25 (24.75%) Automated Testing
3 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
4 24 (23.76%) SQL
4 24 (23.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (22.77%) C
6 22 (21.78%) C++
6 22 (21.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (20.79%) Degree
8 20 (19.80%) QA
9 19 (18.81%) Stress Testing
9 19 (18.81%) HP
10 18 (17.82%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (16.83%) Unit Testing
11 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
11 17 (16.83%) UNIX
12 16 (15.84%) Finance
13 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
14 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
14 13 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (11.88%) Gherkin
16 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
16 11 (10.89%) Linux
17 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
17 10 (9.90%) C#
18 9 (8.91%) Java
18 9 (8.91%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.99%) IIS
2 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) MS Project
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Selenium
2 7 (6.93%) JIRA
3 4 (3.96%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.97%) FogBugz
4 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.99%) JMeter
5 1 (0.99%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.99%) Ant
5 1 (0.99%) JUnit
5 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.99%) Military
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Software Engineer
2 25 (24.75%) Test Engineer
3 21 (20.79%) Analyst
4 20 (19.80%) Principal Engineer
5 19 (18.81%) Principal Software Engineer
6 18 (17.82%) Test Analyst
7 13 (12.87%) Tester
8 9 (8.91%) Trainer
9 8 (7.92%) Software Tester
10 7 (6.93%) Developer
11 6 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (4.95%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (4.95%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (3.96%) Internal Account Manager
13 4 (3.96%) Test Manager
13 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.96%) Account Manager
14 3 (2.97%) QA Tester
14 3 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.88%) Gherkin
2 9 (8.91%) .NET
3 5 (4.95%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.97%) HTML
6 2 (1.98%) jQuery
7 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.99%) Dojo
7 1 (0.99%) WCF
7 1 (0.99%) Java EE
7 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.99%) CSS
7 1 (0.99%) Web Services
7 1 (0.99%) XML
7 1 (0.99%) LAMP
7 1 (0.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (8.91%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.97%) EPoS
4 3 (2.97%) Statistics
5 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.99%) Physics
5 1 (0.99%) Firmware
5 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.99%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) UNIX
2 11 (10.89%) Linux
3 6 (5.94%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
2 25 (24.75%) Automated Testing
2 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
3 22 (21.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (18.81%) Stress Testing
5 17 (16.83%) Unit Testing
6 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
7 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
8 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
9 8 (7.92%) Scrum
10 7 (6.93%) OO
11 6 (5.94%) Security Testing
11 6 (5.94%) Information Assurance
12 5 (4.95%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.95%) BDD
13 4 (3.96%) Automation Testing
13 4 (3.96%) Business Development
13 4 (3.96%) Use Case
13 4 (3.96%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.76%) SQL
2 23 (22.77%) C
3 22 (21.78%) C++
4 10 (9.90%) C#
5 9 (8.91%) Java
6 8 (7.92%) Perl
7 6 (5.94%) Ruby
7 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.94%) Python
8 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.98%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.98%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.99%) Fortran
10 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (28.71%) ISEB
2 26 (25.74%) ISTQB
3 24 (23.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (20.79%) Degree
5 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.99%) HND
7 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.80%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) HP
2 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) VMware
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) Dell
4 1 (0.99%) EMC
4 1 (0.99%) Twitter
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