The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.60% 0.82% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.88% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 4
Median salary £45,000 £42,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.50% +9.03%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 1071 1257 1293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.45% 93.32% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 694 846 777
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (59.62%) C#
3 27 (51.92%) Test Automation
4 25 (48.08%) Selenium
5 20 (38.46%) .NET
6 18 (34.62%) ISEB
6 18 (34.62%) Finance
6 18 (34.62%) Automated Testing
7 17 (32.69%) Software Testing
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 15 (28.85%) Java
10 14 (26.92%) Scrum
10 14 (26.92%) Subversion
10 14 (26.92%) SpecFlow
10 14 (26.92%) Waterfall
10 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
11 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
12 12 (23.08%) Test Planning
12 12 (23.08%) SQL
12 12 (23.08%) Python
13 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
13 11 (21.15%) HP
13 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
13 11 (21.15%) User Stories
13 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
14 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (17.31%) PowerShell

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 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) DNS
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (48.08%) Selenium
2 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 14 (26.92%) SpecFlow
2 14 (26.92%) Subversion
3 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
3 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
4 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (17.31%) MSTest
5 9 (17.31%) NUnit
6 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.85%) JIRA
9 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) .NET
2 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) RSS
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Unix
3 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) Test Automation
3 18 (34.62%) Automated Testing
4 17 (32.69%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 14 (26.92%) Waterfall
6 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 11 (21.15%) User Stories
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (17.31%) OO
9 9 (17.31%) OOP
10 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.38%) SDLC
11 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
12 5 (9.62%) BDD
13 4 (7.69%) Data Management
13 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
14 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) C#
2 15 (28.85%) Java
3 12 (23.08%) Python
3 12 (23.08%) SQL
4 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) ISEB
2 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
3 9 (17.31%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) HP
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