Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 124 135
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +18
Permanent jobs citing SDET 12 27 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 1.03% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.10% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 1
Edinburgh median annual salary £60,000 £38,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.84% -18.42% -26.92%
10th Percentile £50,000 £26,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £51,250
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +41.18% -10.53% -26.92%

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,348 2,451 2,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.36% 93.05% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,456 1,479 1,366
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,625 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.69% - +3.53%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in Edinburgh

SDET
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDET in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for SDET in Edinburgh

SDET
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDET in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SDET in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SDET.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) SpecFlow
2 11 (91.67%) Gherkin
2 11 (91.67%) API Testing
2 11 (91.67%) User Stories
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) TDD
3 10 (83.33%) NUnit
3 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 10 (83.33%) JSON
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) Finance
3 10 (83.33%) XML
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) IIS
3 10 (83.33%) .NET
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) REST
3 10 (83.33%) Process Improvement
3 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (83.33%) Scenario Testing

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) SpecFlow
2 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (83.33%) NUnit
2 10 (83.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Development Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Software Development Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Test Development Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Test Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (83.33%) C# Software Developer
2 10 (83.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) Developer in Test
2 10 (83.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) Java Developer in Test
2 10 (83.33%) Java Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) Java Software Developer
2 10 (83.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Gherkin
2 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (83.33%) JSON
2 10 (83.33%) REST
2 10 (83.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) API Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) User Stories
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Testing
3 10 (83.33%) BDD
3 10 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (83.33%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) Open Source
3 10 (83.33%) Process Improvement
3 10 (83.33%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (83.33%) TDD
3 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) Java
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory