Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 87 100
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 45 69 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.79% 2.56% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.66% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 30 49 27
Edinburgh median annual salary £48,750 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.29% +5.56% -1.37%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,000 £51,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.58% +8.57% -4.11%

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 2,369 2,591 2,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 96.18% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 1,556 1,424
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,238
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (95.56%) Test Automation
2 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (64.44%) SQL
4 24 (53.33%) C#
5 22 (48.89%) Java
5 22 (48.89%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (44.44%) API Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Finance
7 19 (42.22%) .NET
7 19 (42.22%) Windows
7 19 (42.22%) Degree
7 19 (42.22%) Gherkin
7 19 (42.22%) User Stories
8 18 (40.00%) BDD
8 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
8 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
8 18 (40.00%) SpecFlow
9 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
10 16 (35.56%) REST
10 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
10 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
10 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
11 15 (33.33%) OO
12 14 (31.11%) TDD
12 14 (31.11%) NUnit
12 14 (31.11%) SDET
13 13 (28.89%) Scenario Testing
13 13 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (28.89%) Process Improvement

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 13 (28.89%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.44%) Modbus
1 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
3 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
4 14 (31.11%) NUnit
5 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
5 13 (28.89%) TeamCity
6 10 (22.22%) Selenium
7 5 (11.11%) Ranorex
8 4 (8.89%) Bugzilla
8 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.67%) JIRA
9 3 (6.67%) JMeter
9 3 (6.67%) TestComplete
10 2 (4.44%) JUnit
10 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.22%) Ant
11 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.22%) Maven
11 1 (2.22%) Subversion
11 1 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) .NET
1 19 (42.22%) Gherkin
2 16 (35.56%) REST
3 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (28.89%) JSON
3 13 (28.89%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) Ajax
5 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
6 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) Dojo
6 1 (2.22%) EJB
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) Kafka
6 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Test Automation
2 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (44.44%) API Testing
5 19 (42.22%) User Stories
6 18 (40.00%) BDD
6 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 15 (33.33%) OO
8 14 (31.11%) SDET
8 14 (31.11%) TDD
9 13 (28.89%) Agile Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (28.89%) MVC
9 13 (28.89%) Open Source
9 13 (28.89%) Process Improvement
9 13 (28.89%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Scrum
11 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 24 (53.33%) C#
3 22 (48.89%) Java
4 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
5 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.67%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (2.22%) Groovy
9 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Micro Focus
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft