Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 133 155
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 33 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.22% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 3
Edinburgh median annual salary £29,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.50% +23.08% -4.41%
10th Percentile £26,500 £37,375 £27,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £46,125 £43,750
Scotland median annual salary £29,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.67% -11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2611 2205 2904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.25% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1449 1858
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,850 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (96.97%) Test Automation
2 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 29 (87.88%) Java
2 29 (87.88%) SDET
3 25 (75.76%) C++
3 25 (75.76%) Bugzilla
4 24 (72.73%) Debian
4 24 (72.73%) Maven
4 24 (72.73%) C#
4 24 (72.73%) Windows
4 24 (72.73%) Linux
4 24 (72.73%) Python
4 24 (72.73%) MSBuild
4 24 (72.73%) CMake
4 24 (72.73%) Selenium
4 24 (72.73%) Robotics
4 24 (72.73%) Unit Testing
4 24 (72.73%) NuGet
4 24 (72.73%) Artifactory
4 24 (72.73%) Jenkins
4 24 (72.73%) Ranorex
4 24 (72.73%) DevOps
4 24 (72.73%) SonarQube
4 24 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
4 24 (72.73%) Phabricator
4 24 (72.73%) Innovative Thinking
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.03%) MQTT
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 25 (75.76%) Bugzilla
2 24 (72.73%) Artifactory
2 24 (72.73%) CMake
2 24 (72.73%) Jenkins
2 24 (72.73%) Maven
2 24 (72.73%) MSBuild
2 24 (72.73%) NuGet
2 24 (72.73%) Phabricator
2 24 (72.73%) Ranorex
2 24 (72.73%) Selenium
2 24 (72.73%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Trac
General
1 1 (3.03%) Electronics
1 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (72.73%) Robotics
2 6 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Debian
1 24 (72.73%) Linux
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Test Automation
2 29 (87.88%) SDET
3 24 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
3 24 (72.73%) DevOps
3 24 (72.73%) Innovative Thinking
3 24 (72.73%) Unit Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 1 (3.03%) BDD
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.03%) Release Management
9 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
9 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
9 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 25 (75.76%) C++
3 24 (72.73%) C#
3 24 (72.73%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware