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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 123 138 153
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 50 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.38% 0.59% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.63% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 32 8 7
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,850 £11,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
3447 2872 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.22% 94.54% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2198 1884 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 24 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Edinburgh 0 17 £34,000 +15.25% 1
West Lothian - 6 £40,000 -
Fife +1 2 £35,500 +9.23% 1
Dundee - 1 £27,500 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
3 26 (35.14%) SQL
4 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
5 19 (25.68%) Degree
6 17 (22.97%) Selenium
6 17 (22.97%) Manual Testing
6 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
7 16 (21.62%) Finance
7 16 (21.62%) UNIX
8 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (18.92%) Test Planning
10 13 (17.57%) User Experience
11 12 (16.22%) Java
11 12 (16.22%) Gherkin
12 11 (14.86%) Linux
12 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
12 11 (14.86%) QA
12 11 (14.86%) ISTQB
13 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
14 9 (12.16%) WebLogic
14 9 (12.16%) FIXML
14 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.16%) JMS
14 9 (12.16%) Python
15 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
15 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
15 8 (10.81%) Perl
15 8 (10.81%) FitNesse

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (12.16%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HSPA
1 1 (1.35%) LTE
1 1 (1.35%) RNC
1 1 (1.35%) Wireless
1 1 (1.35%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.35%) UMTS
1 1 (1.35%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (10.81%) FitNesse
4 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.41%) Bugzilla
4 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 3 (4.05%) Maven
5 3 (4.05%) Subversion
5 3 (4.05%) JUnit
5 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.70%) JBehave
6 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.70%) MSTest
6 2 (2.70%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.70%) TestNG
7 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) Gherkin
2 9 (12.16%) FIXML
2 9 (12.16%) JMS
3 5 (6.76%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.41%) XML
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) WinForms
5 2 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.35%) Java EE
6 1 (1.35%) Dojo
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) User Experience
2 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
3 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.70%) Physics
6 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) UNIX
2 11 (14.86%) Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Android
3 7 (9.46%) Windows
4 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.35%) VMS
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
3 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.97%) Manual Testing
4 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
5 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (18.92%) Test Planning
7 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Usability Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
11 5 (6.76%) Scrum
12 4 (5.41%) Validation
12 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.41%) System Testing
13 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (4.05%) Security Testing
13 3 (4.05%) OO
13 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) Python
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.81%) Perl
5 7 (9.46%) C#
5 7 (9.46%) VBA
6 5 (6.76%) Ruby
7 4 (5.41%) C++
8 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.70%) VBScript
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Degree
2 11 (14.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.46%) ISEB
4 4 (5.41%) HND
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) HP
3 4 (5.41%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (1.35%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) EMC
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow Centre, Scotland
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £40k depending on level of experience
Posted: 21 days ago