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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 116 130 150
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 55 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 0.75% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.80% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 9
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £11,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £36,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
3541 2880 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 1889 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Glasgow +8 28 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh +2 14 £34,000 - 3
West Lothian - 6 £40,000 -
Fife +2 2 £35,500 +9.23%
Dundee - 2 £27,500 -
Aberdeen +9 1 £34,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (38.36%) Automated Testing
2 25 (34.25%) Software Testing
3 22 (30.14%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) Degree
5 16 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.18%) UNIX
7 14 (19.18%) Finance
8 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
8 13 (17.81%) Selenium
9 12 (16.44%) QA
9 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (16.44%) Gherkin
10 11 (15.07%) Java
11 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
11 10 (13.70%) Linux
12 8 (10.96%) FitNesse
12 8 (10.96%) Android
12 8 (10.96%) Python
12 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
13 7 (9.59%) VBA
13 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
13 7 (9.59%) JMS
13 7 (9.59%) ISEB
13 7 (9.59%) FIXML
13 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
14 6 (8.22%) HP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.59%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) 3GPP
1 4 (5.48%) UMTS
1 4 (5.48%) Wireless
1 4 (5.48%) RNC
1 4 (5.48%) HSPA
1 4 (5.48%) LTE
1 4 (5.48%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Selenium
2 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (10.96%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
5 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.37%) Maven
8 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.37%) JUnit
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.37%) Toad
8 1 (1.37%) MSTest
8 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.37%) Hudson
8 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Military
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.59%) JMS
2 7 (9.59%) FIXML
3 4 (5.48%) .NET
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.74%) XML
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) Java EE
6 1 (1.37%) Dojo
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Physics
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) UNIX
2 10 (13.70%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Android
4 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.48%) Windows
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) VMS
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Automated Testing
2 25 (34.25%) Software Testing
3 16 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
4 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Usability Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.48%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.48%) System Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.48%) Validation
10 3 (4.11%) OO
10 3 (4.11%) Security Testing
11 2 (2.74%) Product Management
11 2 (2.74%) OOD
11 2 (2.74%) Scrum
11 2 (2.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) Java
3 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.96%) Python
4 7 (9.59%) VBA
5 6 (8.22%) Perl
5 6 (8.22%) C#
6 4 (5.48%) C++
7 3 (4.11%) Ruby
7 3 (4.11%) VBScript
7 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) ISEB
4 4 (5.48%) HND
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) HP
2 4 (5.48%) JBoss
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 1 (1.37%) EMC
5 1 (1.37%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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