Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 135 153
Rank change year-on-year +26 +18 +13
Permanent jobs citing SDET 37 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.39% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 5
Edinburgh median annual salary £29,000 £43,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.71% -32.69% +116.67%
Scotland median annual salary £29,000 £43,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year -33.71% -32.69% +116.67%

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 2427 2123 2772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.27% 92.79% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1492 1413 1759
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £27,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SDET in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SDET.

1 36 (97.30%) Test Automation
2 32 (86.49%) Java
3 31 (83.78%) .NET
4 28 (75.68%) Selenium
5 26 (70.27%) C#
5 26 (70.27%) Python
6 25 (67.57%) C++
6 25 (67.57%) Windows
6 25 (67.57%) Linux
6 25 (67.57%) Bugzilla
6 25 (67.57%) Unit Testing
6 25 (67.57%) Debian
6 25 (67.57%) Maven
6 25 (67.57%) Robotics
6 25 (67.57%) Artifactory
6 25 (67.57%) Jenkins
6 25 (67.57%) Ranorex
6 25 (67.57%) DevOps
6 25 (67.57%) SonarQube
6 25 (67.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (67.57%) MSBuild
6 25 (67.57%) CMake
6 25 (67.57%) NuGet
6 25 (67.57%) Phabricator
6 25 (67.57%) Innovative Thinking
7 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (13.51%) Functional 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:

Development Applications
1 28 (75.68%) Selenium
2 25 (67.57%) Artifactory
2 25 (67.57%) Bugzilla
2 25 (67.57%) CMake
2 25 (67.57%) Jenkins
2 25 (67.57%) Maven
2 25 (67.57%) MSBuild
2 25 (67.57%) NuGet
2 25 (67.57%) Phabricator
2 25 (67.57%) Ranorex
2 25 (67.57%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Development Engineer
1 30 (81.08%) Software Development Engineer
1 30 (81.08%) Software Engineer
1 30 (81.08%) Software Test Engineer
1 30 (81.08%) Test Development Engineer
1 30 (81.08%) Test Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Developer in Test
2 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Angular 2
2 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (67.57%) Robotics
2 5 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Debian
1 25 (67.57%) Linux
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Test Automation
2 25 (67.57%) Continuous Delivery
2 25 (67.57%) DevOps
2 25 (67.57%) Innovative Thinking
2 25 (67.57%) Unit Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
6 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) BDD
7 1 (2.70%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (86.49%) Java
2 26 (70.27%) C#
2 26 (70.27%) Python
3 25 (67.57%) C++
4 5 (13.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA