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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 96 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 53 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 1.69% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.90% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 22 46 37
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £26,223
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
2110 2795 2882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.14% 89.35% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1776 1885
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 33 £37,750 -9.03% 3
Glasgow +10 2 - -
Fife +2 1 £31,500 -1.56%
Aberdeen +1 1 £35,000 -3.44%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
3 28 (41.79%) Finance
4 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
5 22 (32.84%) Cucumber
6 21 (31.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (29.85%) HP UFT
8 19 (28.36%) Defect Management
9 18 (26.87%) Selenium
10 17 (25.37%) SQL
11 16 (23.88%) Gherkin
12 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
13 14 (20.90%) Test Strategy
13 14 (20.90%) C#
13 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
14 13 (19.40%) ISEB
15 12 (17.91%) QA
15 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
16 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
17 10 (14.93%) Degree
17 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
17 10 (14.93%) .NET
17 10 (14.93%) Java
18 9 (13.43%) Linux
18 9 (13.43%) Python
19 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing
19 8 (11.94%) Enterprise Software
20 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
20 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Cucumber
2 20 (29.85%) HP UFT
3 18 (26.87%) Selenium
4 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
5 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.97%) Bugzilla
6 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.48%) JIRA
7 3 (4.48%) Robot Framework
7 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.99%) JUnit
8 2 (2.99%) Maven
8 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
1 21 (31.34%) Test Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Test Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Test Leader
3 12 (17.91%) Tester
4 6 (8.96%) Software Tester
5 4 (5.97%) Manual Tester
6 3 (4.48%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.48%) Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Junior
6 3 (4.48%) Junior Software Tester
6 3 (4.48%) Junior Tester
6 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) Gherkin
2 10 (14.93%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) REST
5 2 (2.99%) J2EE
5 2 (2.99%) JSON
5 2 (2.99%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) Spring
5 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.99%) Web Services
5 2 (2.99%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) jQuery
6 1 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.48%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.49%) EPoS
7 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Android
2 4 (5.97%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
3 21 (31.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (28.36%) Defect Management
5 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
5 14 (20.90%) Test Strategy
6 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.96%) SDLC
8 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.46%) Feasibility Study
9 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
9 5 (7.46%) Test Management
9 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.46%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) C#
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) ISEB
2 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
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