Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Test Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 94 141
Rank change year-on-year +17 +47 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 75 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.77% 1.92% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.02% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 32 18
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.37% +7.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £51,600 £51,125 £45,750
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% -2.67%

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 2604 2179 2923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.32% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1430 1870
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 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,325 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (85.33%) Test Automation
2 52 (69.33%) Selenium
2 52 (69.33%) Java
3 45 (60.00%) C#
4 42 (56.00%) .NET
5 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (42.67%) Jenkins
7 31 (41.33%) Bugzilla
8 30 (40.00%) Windows
8 30 (40.00%) Ranorex
8 30 (40.00%) DevOps
9 29 (38.67%) NuGet
9 29 (38.67%) CMake
9 29 (38.67%) MSBuild
9 29 (38.67%) Robotics
9 29 (38.67%) Linux
9 29 (38.67%) Debian
9 29 (38.67%) Maven
9 29 (38.67%) Artifactory
9 29 (38.67%) SonarQube
9 29 (38.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 29 (38.67%) SDET
9 29 (38.67%) Phabricator
9 29 (38.67%) Innovative Thinking
10 28 (37.33%) Python
11 25 (33.33%) C++
12 24 (32.00%) Unit Testing
13 22 (29.33%) Degree
14 20 (26.67%) SDLC
15 19 (25.33%) Continuous Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) IMAP
1 5 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 5 (6.67%) LDAP
1 5 (6.67%) SMTP
1 5 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (1.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) IPv4
2 1 (1.33%) MQTT
2 1 (1.33%) RTCP
2 1 (1.33%) RTP
2 1 (1.33%) RTSP
2 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.33%) Wireless
2 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (69.33%) Selenium
2 32 (42.67%) Jenkins
3 31 (41.33%) Bugzilla
4 30 (40.00%) Ranorex
5 29 (38.67%) Artifactory
5 29 (38.67%) CMake
5 29 (38.67%) Maven
5 29 (38.67%) MSBuild
5 29 (38.67%) NuGet
5 29 (38.67%) Phabricator
5 29 (38.67%) SonarQube
6 17 (22.67%) JUnit
7 15 (20.00%) Protractor
8 13 (17.33%) Jasmine
8 13 (17.33%) TestNG
9 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (8.00%) JIRA
11 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
12 4 (5.33%) Subversion
13 3 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.33%) Legal
2 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (56.00%) .NET
2 13 (17.33%) CSS
2 13 (17.33%) HTML
3 5 (6.67%) LAMP
4 3 (4.00%) Behat
5 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.33%) ONVIF
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.67%) Robotics
2 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 29 (38.67%) Debian
2 29 (38.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (85.33%) Test Automation
2 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.00%) DevOps
4 29 (38.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 29 (38.67%) Innovative Thinking
4 29 (38.67%) SDET
5 24 (32.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (26.67%) SDLC
7 19 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (24.00%) Open Source
9 15 (20.00%) Software Delivery
10 14 (18.67%) Scrum
11 13 (17.33%) Analytical Thinking
11 13 (17.33%) Software Testing
12 10 (13.33%) Functional Testing
12 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
13 8 (10.67%) BDD
14 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
15 6 (8.00%) TDD
16 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (69.33%) Java
2 45 (60.00%) C#
3 28 (37.33%) Python
4 25 (33.33%) C++
5 18 (24.00%) SQL
6 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.00%) PHP
8 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.33%) C
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.67%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle