The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 71 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.25% 2.08% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.29% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 17
Median salary £35,780 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.58% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £29,550 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,650 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1041 1224 1195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 93.11% 91.07% 89.18%
Number of salaries quoted 672 827 708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Edinburgh

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 23 (53.49%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 17 (39.53%) ISEB
4 16 (37.21%) C#
5 14 (32.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Java
7 12 (27.91%) SQL
8 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
8 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
8 11 (25.58%) Selenium
8 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
8 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
8 11 (25.58%) Gherkin
8 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
9 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
9 10 (23.26%) Python
10 8 (18.60%) .NET
10 8 (18.60%) Linux
11 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
11 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
12 6 (13.95%) SDLC
12 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) HP
13 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse

Software Testing
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 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
1 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
1 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
2 5 (11.63%) FitNesse
3 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
1 17 (39.53%) Test Analyst
1 17 (39.53%) Test Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Graduate
4 3 (6.98%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Manual Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Gherkin
2 8 (18.60%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) JSON
3 3 (6.98%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) Node.js
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
5 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) SDLC
7 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
7 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.30%) Data Management
9 4 (9.30%) User Stories
10 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
11 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.65%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) Java
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 10 (23.26%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) C
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) ISEB
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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