Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 85 88
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 130 51 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.81% 2.19% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 2.36% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78 29 53
Edinburgh median annual salary £32,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.67% -9.64% +22.06%
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,250 £21,650
90th Percentile £44,125 £47,750 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.57% -6.67% +7.14%

Software Testing 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 2456 2158 2796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 90.93% 92.54% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1486 1405 1764
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +2.98%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,540 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 74 (56.92%) Degree
2 62 (47.69%) Innovative Thinking
3 59 (45.38%) Java
4 57 (43.85%) Windows
4 57 (43.85%) Software Engineering
5 55 (42.31%) SQL
6 54 (41.54%) C#
7 49 (37.69%) Robotics
8 45 (34.62%) Git (software)
8 45 (34.62%) C++
9 42 (32.31%) Numerate Degree
9 42 (32.31%) Big Data
10 37 (28.46%) Finance
11 36 (27.69%) Test Automation
12 35 (26.92%) Linux
13 34 (26.15%) .NET
14 29 (22.31%) Swing
14 29 (22.31%) SOAP
14 29 (22.31%) GIS
14 29 (22.31%) RESTful
14 29 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (20.77%) Computer Science
16 26 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
18 24 (18.46%) Defect Management
19 23 (17.69%) Algorithms
19 23 (17.69%) Military
19 23 (17.69%) Image Processing
19 23 (17.69%) Machine Learning

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) IMAP
1 5 (3.85%) Kerberos
1 5 (3.85%) LDAP
1 5 (3.85%) SMTP
1 5 (3.85%) VoIP
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.31%) Big Data
2 29 (22.31%) GIS
3 17 (13.08%) BODI
3 17 (13.08%) Oracle OWB
3 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.15%) NetBeans
3 20 (15.38%) HP UFT
4 19 (14.62%) SpecFlow
5 18 (13.85%) Cucumber
5 18 (13.85%) Visual Studio
6 17 (13.08%) Selenium
7 12 (9.23%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.85%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.85%) Bugzilla
8 5 (3.85%) CMake
8 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.85%) Maven
8 5 (3.85%) MSBuild
8 5 (3.85%) NuGet
8 5 (3.85%) Phabricator
8 5 (3.85%) Ranorex
8 5 (3.85%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.31%) Subversion
General
1 37 (28.46%) Finance
2 23 (17.69%) Military
3 17 (13.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Software Engineer
2 27 (20.77%) Analyst
2 27 (20.77%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.08%) Consultant
3 17 (13.08%) Teradata Consultant
4 16 (12.31%) C# Software Engineer
4 16 (12.31%) Java Engineer
4 16 (12.31%) Java Software Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.69%) Tester
7 8 (6.15%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.62%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.31%) QA Leader
12 2 (1.54%) QA Engineer
12 2 (1.54%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) .NET
2 29 (22.31%) RESTful
2 29 (22.31%) SOAP
2 29 (22.31%) Swing
3 16 (12.31%) Gherkin
3 16 (12.31%) WPF
4 13 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (10.00%) OpenCV
4 13 (10.00%) Web Services
5 5 (3.85%) LAMP
6 4 (3.08%) CSS
6 4 (3.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (37.69%) Robotics
2 27 (20.77%) Computer Science
3 26 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (17.69%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.85%) Windows
2 35 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (3.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.69%) Innovative Thinking
2 57 (43.85%) Software Engineering
3 36 (27.69%) Test Automation
4 29 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (18.46%) Defect Management
7 23 (17.69%) Image Processing
7 23 (17.69%) Machine Learning
8 21 (16.15%) SOA
9 19 (14.62%) Mentoring
10 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (13.08%) ETL
11 17 (13.08%) Infrastructure Management
11 17 (13.08%) People Management
12 16 (12.31%) Scenario Testing
12 16 (12.31%) Visualisation
13 15 (11.54%) Artificial Intelligence
14 13 (10.00%) Data Analysis
14 13 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (45.38%) Java
2 55 (42.31%) SQL
3 54 (41.54%) C#
4 45 (34.62%) C++
5 12 (9.23%) Python
6 11 (8.46%) C
7 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 74 (56.92%) Degree
2 42 (32.31%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (9.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (6.92%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.85%) Nagios
3 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.85%) Oracle
3 17 (13.08%) Cognos
3 17 (13.08%) Informatica
3 17 (13.08%) MicroStrategy
3 17 (13.08%) Teradata
4 8 (6.15%) Cognizant
4 8 (6.15%) HP
5 3 (2.31%) VMware