The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 112 108 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 61 44 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 1.34% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.67% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 42
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £30,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3017 2630 2430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.78% 79.91% 75.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2025 1724 1651
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
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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 July 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 July 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 +2 28 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Glasgow 0 27 £37,500 -14.28% 3
Fife -5 3 £47,500 +69.64%
Aberdeen +9 2 £33,750 -3.57%
Argyll and Bute +1 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
2 24 (25.53%) Degree
2 24 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (24.47%) Software Engineering
4 21 (22.34%) Automated Testing
4 21 (22.34%) C
4 21 (22.34%) C++
5 20 (21.28%) ISEB
5 20 (21.28%) ISTQB
6 19 (20.21%) Stress Testing
7 18 (19.15%) QA
7 18 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (18.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
9 16 (17.02%) SQL
10 14 (14.89%) Finance
11 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.83%) Gherkin
12 12 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.77%) HP
13 11 (11.70%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.64%) UNIX
14 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
15 9 (9.57%) Linux
15 9 (9.57%) Security Testing
15 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
16 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
16 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
16 8 (8.51%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Selenium
2 5 (5.32%) JIRA
3 4 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.13%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.06%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.06%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.06%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.06%) JUnit
5 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Software Engineer
2 23 (24.47%) Test Engineer
3 21 (22.34%) Analyst
4 20 (21.28%) Principal Software Engineer
4 20 (21.28%) Principal Engineer
5 17 (18.09%) Tester
5 17 (18.09%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Software Tester
7 7 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Account Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Trainer
10 4 (4.26%) Internal Account Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) Gherkin
2 8 (8.51%) .NET
3 4 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.26%) HTML
4 3 (3.19%) jQuery
5 2 (2.13%) Ajax
5 2 (2.13%) WCF
5 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.06%) LAMP
6 1 (1.06%) CSS
6 1 (1.06%) Web Services
6 1 (1.06%) XML
6 1 (1.06%) Dojo
6 1 (1.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Statistics
6 1 (1.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) UNIX
2 9 (9.57%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
2 24 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (24.47%) Software Engineering
4 21 (22.34%) Automated Testing
5 19 (20.21%) Stress Testing
6 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
7 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.70%) Test Scripting
9 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Security Testing
11 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
12 7 (7.45%) Scrum
13 6 (6.38%) Automation Testing
13 6 (6.38%) Information Assurance
14 5 (5.32%) Waterfall
15 4 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
15 4 (4.26%) Business Development
15 4 (4.26%) Use Case
15 4 (4.26%) B2B
15 4 (4.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) C
1 21 (22.34%) C++
2 16 (17.02%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) C#
4 6 (6.38%) Java
5 4 (4.26%) Perl
6 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.13%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.13%) Python
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.06%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.06%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) Degree
2 20 (21.28%) ISEB
2 20 (21.28%) ISTQB
3 17 (18.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.06%) HND
4 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 12 (12.77%) HP
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) VMware
3 2 (2.13%) Twitter
4 1 (1.06%) EMC
4 1 (1.06%) JBoss
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