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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 140 137 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 0.68% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.71% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 22
Average salary £36,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £50,000
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
2907 3101 2778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.11% 95.53% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 2012 1895
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 30 January 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 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
(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 +7 7 £32,500 -16.12% 2
Glasgow +16 5 £50,000 -
Aberdeen +2 2 £29,250 +30.00%
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Selenium
3 18 (40.91%) Degree
4 17 (38.64%) Java
4 17 (38.64%) SQL
5 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
6 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
7 10 (22.73%) Python
7 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.45%) Windows
8 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
9 8 (18.18%) QA
9 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.18%) Scrum
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 8 (18.18%) UNIX
9 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.91%) Perl
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
10 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
11 6 (13.64%) WinForms
11 6 (13.64%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
11 6 (13.64%) C++
12 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
12 5 (11.36%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.82%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.36%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.55%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.55%) JBehave
4 2 (4.55%) Appium
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) TestNG
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.27%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) WinForms
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) FIXML
3 3 (6.82%) JMS
4 2 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) EJB
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Java EE
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
3 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) SWIFT
5 2 (4.55%) Online Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) Physics
6 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
2 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 8 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.09%) Data Management
8 4 (9.09%) Data Security
9 3 (6.82%) OO
9 3 (6.82%) ITSM
9 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.82%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.82%) TDD
9 3 (6.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Java
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) Python
3 7 (15.91%) Perl
4 6 (13.64%) C++
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) C#
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.82%) COBOL
8 2 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.27%) VBA
9 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.27%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Compuware
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Dell
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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