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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 105 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 50 59 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.60% 1.72% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.10% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 29
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,600 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,400 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
2631 2805 2310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.98% 81.97% 79.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1666 1838 1446
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 -10 24 £32,500 +4.00% 6
Glasgow +15 15 £34,000 -47.69% 4
Dundee +7 4 - -
Fife +7 4 - - 1
Aberdeen +9 3 £24,000 -28.88%
Stirling - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.65%) ISEB
3 33 (31.73%) ISTQB
4 30 (28.85%) Finance
5 27 (25.96%) SQL
6 24 (23.08%) QA
7 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
8 21 (20.19%) Windows
9 20 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (18.27%) Automated Testing
11 18 (17.31%) Test Automation
12 17 (16.35%) Banking
12 17 (16.35%) UNIX
13 16 (15.38%) Selenium
13 16 (15.38%) Degree
13 16 (15.38%) Manual Testing
14 15 (14.42%) Security Testing
14 15 (14.42%) Information Assurance
14 15 (14.42%) Mobile App
15 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (13.46%) Test Management
15 14 (13.46%) Test Scripting
15 14 (13.46%) Java
16 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
17 12 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (11.54%) HP
18 11 (10.58%) RDBMS
18 11 (10.58%) .NET
18 11 (10.58%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.81%) MTS
2 3 (2.88%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) LDAP
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 11 (10.58%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Selenium
2 9 (8.65%) JIRA
3 8 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.81%) Bugzilla
5 5 (4.81%) Maven
6 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.85%) JUnit
7 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.92%) FogBugz
8 2 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.96%) JMeter
9 1 (0.96%) TestLink
General
1 30 (28.85%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Local Government
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Analyst
2 27 (25.96%) Test Analyst
3 24 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 14 (13.46%) Tester
4 14 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Senior Software Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.62%) Verification Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.77%) Systems Tester
10 5 (4.81%) Graduate
11 4 (3.85%) Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) QA Manager
12 3 (2.88%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 3 (2.88%) Agile Tester
13 2 (1.92%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 4 (3.85%) XML
2 4 (3.85%) Hibernate
2 4 (3.85%) WinForms
2 4 (3.85%) Spring
3 3 (2.88%) Java SE
3 3 (2.88%) WPF
3 3 (2.88%) Qt
3 3 (2.88%) iOS SDK
3 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) EJB
5 1 (0.96%) Ajax
5 1 (0.96%) HTML5
5 1 (0.96%) jQuery
5 1 (0.96%) Java EE
5 1 (0.96%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Mobile App
2 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.85%) EPoS
5 4 (3.85%) Equities
6 3 (2.88%) GIS
6 3 (2.88%) Social Media
6 3 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) UNIX
3 8 (7.69%) Android
4 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.77%) Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
3 19 (18.27%) Automated Testing
4 18 (17.31%) Test Automation
5 16 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 15 (14.42%) Information Assurance
6 15 (14.42%) Security Testing
7 14 (13.46%) Test Management
7 14 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 11 (10.58%) Scrum
9 10 (9.62%) Service Management
10 9 (8.65%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.69%) Coaching
11 8 (7.69%) Web Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.73%) Release Management
13 6 (5.77%) Project Management
13 6 (5.77%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) SQL
2 14 (13.46%) Java
3 8 (7.69%) C#
4 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.85%) Perl
5 4 (3.85%) Python
5 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.85%) Ruby
6 3 (2.88%) C
6 3 (2.88%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) ISEB
2 33 (31.73%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.38%) Degree
4 12 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.96%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.08%) QA
2 9 (8.65%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) HP
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
4 3 (2.88%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.96%) Hyland
5 1 (0.96%) Remedy
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