The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 94 104
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 3
Median salary £35,000 £21,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1157 1139 1343
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.88% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 713 653 843
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Edinburgh

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Edinburgh

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Software Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
4 6 (60.00%) SDLC
5 5 (50.00%) Protractor
5 5 (50.00%) Jasmine
5 5 (50.00%) TestNG
5 5 (50.00%) Open Source
5 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) JUnit
5 5 (50.00%) CSS
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (10.00%) Scrum
9 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Software Tester 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 5 (50.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) Protractor
2 5 (50.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago