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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 96 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 70 58 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.12% 1.58% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.89% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49 38 25
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £29,820 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
2928 3074 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.54% 83.56% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 1990 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 41 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Glasgow -10 14 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Argyll and Bute - 5 £30,000 -
Aberdeen +16 4 £23,000 -32.35%
Dundee - 3 £35,000 -
Moray - 3 - -
Fife +2 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Stirling - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) Finance
3 47 (32.87%) QA
4 38 (26.57%) Degree
5 32 (22.38%) ISTQB
5 32 (22.38%) SQL
6 30 (20.98%) C#
7 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
8 25 (17.48%) HP UFT
9 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
9 24 (16.78%) Computer Science
9 24 (16.78%) SDLC
10 23 (16.08%) Test Scripting
10 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
10 23 (16.08%) Windows
11 22 (15.38%) ISEB
11 22 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (12.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (11.89%) Cucumber
13 17 (11.89%) Apple iOS
14 16 (11.19%) Test Planning
14 16 (11.19%) Test Management
14 16 (11.19%) Java
14 16 (11.19%) Automated Testing
14 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering
15 15 (10.49%) Perl
15 15 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (10.49%) Test Strategy
16 14 (9.79%) Selenium
16 14 (9.79%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (2.80%) JBoss
2 2 (1.40%) SAS
2 2 (1.40%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.10%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.80%) LDAP
3 3 (2.10%) Wireless
4 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.40%) DLNA
4 2 (1.40%) DHCP
4 2 (1.40%) HTTP
4 2 (1.40%) SNMP
4 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.40%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) HP UFT
2 17 (11.89%) Cucumber
3 14 (9.79%) Selenium
4 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.20%) JUnit
6 5 (3.50%) JIRA
7 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.80%) Subversion
8 3 (2.10%) Maven
8 3 (2.10%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.10%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.10%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.40%) Mocha
9 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.70%) JMeter
10 1 (0.70%) MSTest
General
1 53 (37.06%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Front Office
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.10%) Marketing
4 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.10%) Law
5 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (37.76%) Analyst
2 51 (35.66%) Test Analyst
3 22 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 21 (14.69%) Tester
5 18 (12.59%) Junior
6 16 (11.19%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.09%) QA Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.29%) Technical Test Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Junior Software Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Graduate
10 7 (4.90%) Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.50%) Consultant
11 5 (3.50%) C++ Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.50%) Junior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Junior Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) HTML
1 14 (9.79%) .NET
2 11 (7.69%) CSS
2 11 (7.69%) Ajax
3 9 (6.29%) Gherkin
4 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.50%) Qt
6 3 (2.10%) HTML5
6 3 (2.10%) Dojo
6 3 (2.10%) jQuery
6 3 (2.10%) EJB
6 3 (2.10%) Web Services
6 3 (2.10%) XML
7 2 (1.40%) WPF
7 2 (1.40%) Java SE
7 2 (1.40%) iOS SDK
7 2 (1.40%) REST
8 1 (0.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.90%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.90%) Physics
4 4 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.40%) GIS
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.08%) Windows
2 17 (11.89%) Apple iOS
3 14 (9.79%) Android
4 11 (7.69%) Linux
5 6 (4.20%) UNIX
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
3 24 (16.78%) SDLC
4 23 (16.08%) Test Scripting
5 16 (11.19%) Test Planning
5 16 (11.19%) Automated Testing
5 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering
5 16 (11.19%) Test Management
6 15 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (10.49%) Test Strategy
7 14 (9.79%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 13 (9.09%) Project Management
9 12 (8.39%) Security Testing
10 11 (7.69%) TDD
11 10 (6.99%) Asset Management
11 10 (6.99%) Investment Management
11 10 (6.99%) BDD
12 9 (6.29%) Information Assurance
12 9 (6.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 30 (20.98%) C#
3 16 (11.19%) Java
4 15 (10.49%) Perl
5 14 (9.79%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.09%) C++
6 13 (9.09%) Python
7 6 (4.20%) Ruby
8 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.80%) Tcl
10 3 (2.10%) XPath
10 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.40%) C
11 2 (1.40%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (26.57%) Degree
2 32 (22.38%) ISTQB
3 22 (15.38%) ISEB
4 18 (12.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (32.87%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) Iperf
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.09%) HP
3 8 (5.59%) Charles River
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle
5 2 (1.40%) Hyland
5 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.40%) Trapeze
5 2 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.70%) Cognos
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Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Edgar Stewart
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago