The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 129 132 141
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 42 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.85% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.90% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 12 8
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3480 3127 2971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.87% 95.48% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2288 2075 2074
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +4 25 £37,500 -
Edinburgh -3 8 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Dundee -3 3 £32,500 +44.44%
West Lothian - 2 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen +4 1 £34,000 -
Fife -6 1 £31,000 +2.47% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
3 18 (29.51%) SQL
4 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (24.59%) Degree
6 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.67%) Selenium
7 12 (19.67%) Gherkin
8 11 (18.03%) Finance
9 10 (16.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
10 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
10 9 (14.75%) UNIX
11 8 (13.11%) Java
11 8 (13.11%) QA
11 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
12 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.48%) Linux
12 7 (11.48%) ISEB
13 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
13 6 (9.84%) HP
13 6 (9.84%) C#
13 6 (9.84%) FitNesse
13 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
13 6 (9.84%) Android
14 5 (8.20%) HSPA
14 5 (8.20%) LTE
14 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) 3GPP
1 5 (8.20%) UMTS
1 5 (8.20%) Wireless
1 5 (8.20%) RNC
1 5 (8.20%) HSPA
1 5 (8.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Selenium
2 10 (16.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.84%) FitNesse
4 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.28%) MSTest
6 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) Toad
7 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.64%) NUnit
7 1 (1.64%) Maven
7 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Military
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) JMS
2 5 (8.20%) FIXML
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) Java EE
5 1 (1.64%) Dojo
5 1 (1.64%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Firmware
4 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) UNIX
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Android
4 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.92%) Windows
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.56%) Usability Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Validation
9 3 (4.92%) System Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Scrum
10 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.28%) TDD
10 2 (3.28%) Data Management
11 1 (1.64%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (1.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) VBA
6 3 (4.92%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
6 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) ISEB
2 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) HND
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) JBoss
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) EMC
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
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