The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 143 139 140
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.83% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.87% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 16
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2950 3096 3020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.82% 95.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1974 2148
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Scotland region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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 +1 12 £34,000 -4.89% 3
Glasgow +1 4 £50,000 +66.66%
Aberdeen - 2 £29,250 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 26 (37.68%) SQL
4 25 (36.23%) Automated Testing
5 23 (33.33%) Selenium
6 21 (30.43%) Degree
7 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
8 19 (27.54%) Java
9 13 (18.84%) UNIX
9 13 (18.84%) Mobile App
10 12 (17.39%) Finance
10 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (17.39%) QA
11 11 (15.94%) Python
11 11 (15.94%) Test Planning
11 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
12 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (14.49%) User Experience
12 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
12 10 (14.49%) Windows
12 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
12 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
13 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
13 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (11.59%) Linux
14 8 (11.59%) Perl

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.80%) Appium
4 4 (5.80%) JUnit
4 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.80%) Bugzilla
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Maven
5 3 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.35%) FitNesse
5 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.90%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (2.90%) TestNG
6 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.90%) JBehave
7 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) JMS
2 7 (10.14%) FIXML
3 6 (8.70%) WinForms
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) XML
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (2.90%) jQuery
7 2 (2.90%) Java EE
7 2 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.45%) Dojo
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.45%) HTML5
8 1 (1.45%) Web Services
8 1 (1.45%) EJB
8 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Mobile App
2 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (14.49%) User Experience
4 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.90%) Physics
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.45%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) UNIX
2 10 (14.49%) Windows
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
4 5 (7.25%) Android
5 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.45%) VMS
6 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 25 (36.23%) Automated Testing
4 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
5 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Test Planning
7 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Scrum
10 4 (5.80%) OO
10 4 (5.80%) Usability Testing
11 3 (4.35%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.35%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.35%) ITSM
11 3 (4.35%) Black-Box Testing
11 3 (4.35%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) Java
3 11 (15.94%) Python
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.59%) Perl
5 8 (11.59%) C#
6 7 (10.14%) C++
7 5 (7.25%) VBA
7 5 (7.25%) Ruby
8 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.90%) VBScript
9 2 (2.90%) PHP
10 1 (1.45%) COBOL
10 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.70%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) HND
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
2 2 (2.90%) HP
2 2 (2.90%) Dell
3 1 (1.45%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.45%) VMware
3 1 (1.45%) Twitter
3 1 (1.45%) Compuware
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