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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 109 86 104
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 77 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 2.36% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.90% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 40 22
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £25,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £58,250 £46,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
2611 2656 2321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.80% 81.32% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1701 1706 1584
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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 -20 13 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Glasgow +1 12 £30,125 -53.65% 1
Fife +12 8 - - 2
Dundee +8 3 - - 1
Aberdeen 0 3 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Stirling - 3 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) SQL
3 29 (29.90%) ISEB
4 27 (27.84%) ISTQB
4 27 (27.84%) QA
5 25 (25.77%) UNIX
5 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
6 22 (22.68%) Regression Testing
6 22 (22.68%) Finance
7 20 (20.62%) Windows
8 19 (19.59%) Manual Testing
8 19 (19.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (18.56%) Selenium
9 18 (18.56%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
10 16 (16.49%) HP
10 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
10 16 (16.49%) Relational Database
11 14 (14.43%) Java
11 14 (14.43%) Degree
12 13 (13.40%) Test Management
12 13 (13.40%) Mobile App
12 13 (13.40%) RDBMS
13 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (11.34%) C#
15 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
15 10 (10.31%) Service Management
15 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
15 10 (10.31%) JIRA
15 10 (10.31%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (5.15%) MTS
2 2 (2.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) Apache
3 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) HTTP
1 1 (1.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) Relational Database
2 13 (13.40%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (18.56%) Selenium
2 10 (10.31%) JIRA
3 8 (8.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (7.22%) Bugzilla
5 5 (5.15%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.12%) Maven
6 4 (4.12%) FogBugz
7 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.09%) JUnit
8 2 (2.06%) JMeter
9 1 (1.03%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.03%) TestLink
9 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.03%) Ant
9 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Local Government
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
5 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 24 (24.74%) Software Engineer
3 22 (22.68%) Test Analyst
4 15 (15.46%) Test Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Tester
6 12 (12.37%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) Verification Engineer
8 9 (9.28%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Trainer
9 7 (7.22%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.19%) Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Systems Tester
12 4 (4.12%) Java Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
12 4 (4.12%) Agile Test Analyst
13 3 (3.09%) Agile Tester
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Software Test Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) QA Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) .NET
2 4 (4.12%) XML
2 4 (4.12%) WinForms
2 4 (4.12%) Hibernate
2 4 (4.12%) Spring
3 3 (3.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.06%) HTML
4 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.03%) Java EE
5 1 (1.03%) HTML5
5 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.03%) EJB
5 1 (1.03%) CSS
5 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Mobile App
2 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.15%) EPoS
4 4 (4.12%) Equities
5 3 (3.09%) Social Media
5 3 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.06%) Statistics
7 1 (1.03%) Physics
7 1 (1.03%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.77%) UNIX
2 20 (20.62%) Windows
3 7 (7.22%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Android
5 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
3 22 (22.68%) Regression Testing
4 19 (19.59%) Manual Testing
5 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.40%) Test Management
7 10 (10.31%) Service Management
7 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.31%) Mentoring
8 9 (9.28%) Coaching
8 9 (9.28%) Scrum
9 8 (8.25%) Release Management
9 8 (8.25%) Web Testing
10 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.22%) Project Management
11 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.19%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.19%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.05%) SQL
2 14 (14.43%) Java
3 11 (11.34%) C#
4 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.25%) Perl
4 8 (8.25%) Python
4 8 (8.25%) Ruby
5 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.15%) C
6 4 (4.12%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) XPath
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) VBA
7 1 (1.03%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) ISEB
2 27 (27.84%) ISTQB
3 19 (19.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (14.43%) Degree
5 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (18.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.49%) HP
3 7 (7.22%) Oracle
4 5 (5.15%) VMware
5 1 (1.03%) Dell
5 1 (1.03%) Remedy
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