Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 95 117
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 31 53 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.22% 2.12% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 2.21% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 34 27
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,250 £46,250
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -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 2,395 2,398 2,383
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 95.96% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 1,464 1,495
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £69,050
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 29 (93.55%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (45.16%) C#
5 13 (41.94%) .NET
6 12 (38.71%) Selenium
7 11 (35.48%) BDD
7 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
7 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
8 10 (32.26%) Java
8 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
9 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
9 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
9 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
9 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.81%) REST
10 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow
10 8 (25.81%) Windows
10 8 (25.81%) OO
11 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
11 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
11 7 (22.58%) QA
11 7 (22.58%) API Testing
11 7 (22.58%) SDET
12 6 (19.35%) Degree
12 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Agile Testing
12 6 (19.35%) TDD

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 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow
4 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (19.35%) NUnit
6 5 (16.13%) Bugzilla
6 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
6 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
7 4 (12.90%) TestComplete
8 2 (6.45%) JUnit
8 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.45%) Protractor
8 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.23%) Ant
9 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.23%) JMeter
9 1 (3.23%) Subversion
9 1 (3.23%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) REST
3 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (16.13%) JSON
4 5 (16.13%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) HTML
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.45%) Ajax
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 2 (6.45%) LDAP
7 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (3.23%) Dojo
8 1 (3.23%) EJB
8 1 (3.23%) HTML5
8 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Test Automation
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) BDD
3 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.81%) OO
6 7 (22.58%) API Testing
6 7 (22.58%) SDET
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 5 (16.13%) Open Source
8 5 (16.13%) Process Improvement
8 5 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (16.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) C#
3 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (32.26%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (12.90%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Groovy
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Micro Focus