The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 86 98
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.61% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 7
Median salary £33,250 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.63% -15.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £29,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £43,600 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1179 1137 1344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.85% 95.87% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 729 652 841
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,100 £60,000 £66,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (53.85%) C#
4 17 (43.59%) Java
5 16 (41.03%) Selenium
6 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
7 11 (28.21%) Test Planning
7 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
8 10 (25.64%) SQL
8 10 (25.64%) Python
8 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.64%) Open Source
9 9 (23.08%) DevOps
9 9 (23.08%) SDLC
9 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 9 (23.08%) Linux
9 9 (23.08%) .NET
10 8 (20.51%) ISEB
10 8 (20.51%) Scrum
10 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (17.95%) Ranorex
11 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.95%) Degree
12 6 (15.38%) Robotics
12 6 (15.38%) Debian
12 6 (15.38%) Maven
12 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
12 6 (15.38%) Windows
12 6 (15.38%) Microsoft

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 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) IMAP
1 5 (12.82%) Kerberos
1 5 (12.82%) LDAP
1 5 (12.82%) SMTP
1 5 (12.82%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.95%) Ranorex
4 6 (15.38%) Artifactory
4 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 6 (15.38%) CMake
4 6 (15.38%) Maven
4 6 (15.38%) MSBuild
4 6 (15.38%) NuGet
4 6 (15.38%) Phabricator
4 6 (15.38%) SonarQube
4 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
5 5 (12.82%) Subversion
6 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.26%) Jasmine
6 4 (10.26%) JUnit
7 3 (7.69%) Protractor
7 3 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
2 5 (12.82%) LAMP
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) Ajax
4 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) RSS
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Robotics
3 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Debian
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Test Planning
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.64%) Open Source
6 9 (23.08%) DevOps
6 9 (23.08%) SDLC
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) BDD
9 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) C#
2 17 (43.59%) Java
3 10 (25.64%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Nagios
2 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
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