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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 137 131 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 43 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 1.16% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.22% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 12
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,100 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £37,500 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
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
2958 3515 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.70% 94.74% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 2303 2050
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 +8 14 £36,500 +21.66% 5
Glasgow -4 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Aberdeen +20 2 - -
Dundee -4 2 £27,500 - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 18 (40.91%) QA
4 17 (38.64%) Degree
5 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
6 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
7 14 (31.82%) UNIX
7 14 (31.82%) JMS
8 13 (29.55%) Java
9 12 (27.27%) Linux
10 11 (25.00%) HTML
10 11 (25.00%) Scrum
10 11 (25.00%) HP UFT
11 10 (22.73%) Finance
11 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
11 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
11 10 (22.73%) Selenium
11 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
12 9 (20.45%) jQuery
12 9 (20.45%) Dojo
12 9 (20.45%) FIXML
12 9 (20.45%) VBA
12 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
12 9 (20.45%) CSS
12 9 (20.45%) Python
13 8 (18.18%) EJB
13 8 (18.18%) JBoss
13 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
2 8 (18.18%) JBoss
3 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) CTI
2 3 (6.82%) Wireless
2 3 (6.82%) LDAP
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) SNMP
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
3 2 (4.55%) DLNA
3 2 (4.55%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 10 (22.73%) Selenium
3 7 (15.91%) JUnit
3 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) Maven
4 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.55%) JMeter
6 2 (4.55%) Subversion
6 2 (4.55%) JIRA
6 2 (4.55%) Mocha
6 2 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
6 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.55%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.27%) QAComplete
7 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.27%) TestNG
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Avionics
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) JMS
2 11 (25.00%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) FIXML
3 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 9 (20.45%) Dojo
3 9 (20.45%) jQuery
4 8 (18.18%) EJB
5 6 (13.64%) Java EE
6 5 (11.36%) EJB 3.0
6 5 (11.36%) JSP
6 5 (11.36%) Servlets
7 4 (9.09%) Ajax
8 2 (4.55%) HTML5
8 2 (4.55%) REST
8 2 (4.55%) Web Services
8 2 (4.55%) XML
8 2 (4.55%) .NET
9 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.27%) Spring
9 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) UNIX
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) Android
4 3 (6.82%) OpenWrt
4 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 7 (15.91%) TDD
8 7 (15.91%) BDD
8 7 (15.91%) SDLC
9 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.36%) ITSM
10 5 (11.36%) Service Management
11 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 3 (6.82%) OO
12 3 (6.82%) Validation
12 3 (6.82%) Use Case
12 3 (6.82%) User Stories
12 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) VBA
4 9 (20.45%) Python
5 5 (11.36%) C#
6 4 (9.09%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) C
6 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.82%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) Tcl
7 3 (6.82%) Perl
8 2 (4.55%) VBScript
8 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Degree
2 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.27%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) VMware
2 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) Hyland
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
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