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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 116 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 39 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.27% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.46% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 13 37
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £24,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,300 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2663 2673 2785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.51% 86.87% 84.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1699 1694 1827
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 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +13 23 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Glasgow -16 13 £35,000 +21.73% 3
Fife 0 4 £32,250 -
Aberdeen +14 1 £33,500 +39.58%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 42 (48.28%) ISEB
2 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.83%) QA
3 38 (43.68%) ISTQB
4 32 (36.78%) Selenium
5 28 (32.18%) Apple iOS
6 27 (31.03%) Test Scripting
7 25 (28.74%) Java
8 24 (27.59%) SQL
8 24 (27.59%) Mobile App
9 22 (25.29%) Manual Testing
9 22 (25.29%) Retail
10 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (21.84%) Finance
12 18 (20.69%) Degree
13 15 (17.24%) Functional Testing
13 15 (17.24%) Automated Testing
14 14 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (16.09%) Test Management
15 12 (13.79%) Android
15 12 (13.79%) Waterfall
15 12 (13.79%) HP UFT
16 11 (12.64%) Test Strategy
17 10 (11.49%) Information Assurance
17 10 (11.49%) Security Testing
17 10 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
17 10 (11.49%) Banking
18 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
18 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (1.15%) Apache
1 1 (1.15%) Node.js
1 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Heroku
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) ATM
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DLNA
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) ICMP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.15%) SNMP
3 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 32 (36.78%) Selenium
2 12 (13.79%) HP UFT
3 8 (9.20%) JIRA
3 8 (9.20%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.30%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.30%) RSpec
7 1 (1.15%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.15%) Mocha
7 1 (1.15%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.15%) Subversion
7 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (25.29%) Retail
2 19 (21.84%) Finance
3 10 (11.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Front Office
5 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Analyst
2 44 (50.57%) Test Analyst
3 21 (24.14%) Tester
4 16 (18.39%) Automation Analyst
4 16 (18.39%) Automation Test Analyst
5 15 (17.24%) Automation Tester
6 13 (14.94%) Test Leader
7 9 (10.34%) QA Leader
8 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Software Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Junior
10 6 (6.90%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (5.75%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) IT Trainer
12 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Junior QA Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) QA Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) CSS
2 5 (5.75%) Ajax
2 5 (5.75%) HTML
3 3 (3.45%) jQuery
3 3 (3.45%) React
4 2 (2.30%) .NET
4 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.30%) Sass
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.15%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.15%) Ext JS
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
5 1 (1.15%) LAMP
5 1 (1.15%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Contactless
3 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.30%) EMV
3 2 (2.30%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) IVR
4 1 (1.15%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Apple iOS
2 12 (13.79%) Android
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) Test Scripting
3 22 (25.29%) Manual Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Automated Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Functional Testing
5 14 (16.09%) Test Management
6 12 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 11 (12.64%) Test Strategy
8 10 (11.49%) Information Assurance
8 10 (11.49%) Security Testing
8 10 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.34%) SDLC
9 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.20%) Defect Management
11 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.75%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (5.75%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (5.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) Java
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.20%) C#
5 7 (8.05%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) Ruby
7 3 (3.45%) C
7 3 (3.45%) C++
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 2 (2.30%) Tcl
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.15%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (48.28%) ISEB
2 38 (43.68%) ISTQB
3 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (20.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) OCP
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.83%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Iperf
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) HP
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.15%) Genesys
4 1 (1.15%) Verint
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: Competative salary + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 30% Benefits (£47k package)
Posted: 16 days ago