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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 72 39
Rank change year-on-year +15 -33  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 22 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.60% 1.82% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 1.99% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 48
Median salary £34,000 £39,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.37% -1.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £22,950 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,550 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

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 1122 1107 1249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 91.89% 91.71% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 684 632 762
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 27 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (38.60%) Degree
4 20 (35.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 19 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
7 17 (29.82%) Selenium
8 16 (28.07%) Java
8 16 (28.07%) Windows
9 15 (26.32%) SDLC
10 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
11 13 (22.81%) ISEB
11 13 (22.81%) QA
12 12 (21.05%) Test Management
12 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
12 12 (21.05%) C#
12 12 (21.05%) SQL
12 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (19.30%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (19.30%) Linux
13 11 (19.30%) Python
13 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
13 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
14 10 (17.54%) HP
15 9 (15.79%) Cognizant
15 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
15 9 (15.79%) Finance

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 (1.75%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.75%) Confluence
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) IMAP
1 5 (8.77%) Kerberos
1 5 (8.77%) LDAP
1 5 (8.77%) SMTP
1 5 (8.77%) VoIP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Big Data
2 4 (7.02%) GIS
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 17 (29.82%) Selenium
3 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
4 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
5 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.53%) FitNesse
6 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.77%) Artifactory
7 5 (8.77%) Bugzilla
7 5 (8.77%) CMake
7 5 (8.77%) Maven
7 5 (8.77%) MSBuild
7 5 (8.77%) NuGet
7 5 (8.77%) Phabricator
7 5 (8.77%) Ranorex
7 5 (8.77%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.26%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) JIRA
9 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) IT Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Software QA Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.51%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) LAMP
3 4 (7.02%) RESTful
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
3 4 (7.02%) Swing
4 1 (1.75%) Ajax
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) CSS3
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) LESS
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) RSS
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Robotics
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Debian
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 15 (26.32%) SDLC
6 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
7 12 (21.05%) Test Management
8 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.79%) V-Model
9 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
10 7 (12.28%) Scrum
10 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
11 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (10.53%) DevOps
11 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) C#
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.26%) C
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Degree
2 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 13 (22.81%) ISEB
4 11 (19.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.02%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (8.77%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) HP
3 9 (15.79%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
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