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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 146 160 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.50% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.52% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 23
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,650 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,750 £150,000
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
2983 3837 2983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.95% 95.07% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1843 2505 1747
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +5 7 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Glasgow - 5 £65,000 -
Dundee 0 3 - - 3
Aberdeen +23 1 £22,500 -18.18%
West Lothian 0 1 - -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 13 (36.11%) SQL
6 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.78%) QA
8 9 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (22.22%) Scrum
10 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
11 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (16.67%) Finance
11 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (16.67%) JUnit
11 6 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (13.89%) UNIX
12 5 (13.89%) Python
12 5 (13.89%) HTML
12 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (13.89%) Data Management
13 4 (11.11%) Banking
13 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (11.11%) C#
13 4 (11.11%) .NET
13 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 4 (11.11%) Data Security

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) JUnit
2 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.78%) Appium
6 1 (2.78%) QAComplete
6 1 (2.78%) Hudson
6 1 (2.78%) Robotium
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Avionics
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) JMS
3 3 (8.33%) FIXML
3 3 (8.33%) WinForms
3 3 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) Java EE
4 2 (5.56%) CSS
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) EJB
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) Dojo
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Data Management
8 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Data Security
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 3 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Validation
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.33%) Service Management
9 3 (8.33%) ITSM
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) COBOL
6 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.33%) VBA
6 3 (8.33%) C
7 2 (5.56%) XPath
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) Compuware
2 2 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.78%) Hyland
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Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago