Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 81 86
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 58 73 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.28% 2.76% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.86% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 51 39
Edinburgh median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £33,250 £26,250 £24,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £48,000 £50,250
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year +8.84% +0.68% -

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 2,399 2,554 2,199
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 96.52% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,587 1,470
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £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 10 December 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 10 December 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 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 43 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (55.17%) SQL
4 31 (53.45%) BDD
5 29 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (48.28%) Cucumber
6 28 (48.28%) TDD
7 27 (46.55%) Java
7 27 (46.55%) Test Scripting
8 26 (44.83%) C#
9 25 (43.10%) Degree
9 25 (43.10%) Finance
9 25 (43.10%) API Testing
10 24 (41.38%) Windows
10 24 (41.38%) SpecFlow
10 24 (41.38%) Gherkin
11 23 (39.66%) User Stories
11 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
12 21 (36.21%) Jenkins
12 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
13 20 (34.48%) .NET
14 19 (32.76%) OO
14 19 (32.76%) REST
15 17 (29.31%) Process Improvement
15 17 (29.31%) Agile Testing
15 17 (29.31%) QA
15 17 (29.31%) TeamCity
15 17 (29.31%) Git (software)
15 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
15 17 (29.31%) Open Source

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 17 (29.31%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) JBoss
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.45%) Modbus
1 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Cucumber
2 24 (41.38%) SpecFlow
3 21 (36.21%) Jenkins
4 17 (29.31%) Git (software)
4 17 (29.31%) NUnit
4 17 (29.31%) TeamCity
5 13 (22.41%) Selenium
6 7 (12.07%) Ranorex
6 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.17%) JIRA
7 3 (5.17%) JMeter
7 3 (5.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.45%) Ant
8 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (3.45%) Subversion
8 2 (3.45%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.72%) Pylint
General
1 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) Gherkin
2 20 (34.48%) .NET
3 19 (32.76%) REST
4 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (29.31%) JSON
4 17 (29.31%) XML
5 7 (12.07%) pytest
6 4 (6.90%) LDAP
7 3 (5.17%) HTML
8 2 (3.45%) Ajax
8 2 (3.45%) CSS
8 2 (3.45%) Dojo
8 2 (3.45%) EJB
8 2 (3.45%) jQuery
8 2 (3.45%) Kafka
8 2 (3.45%) SOAP
8 2 (3.45%) Web Services
9 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 43 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (53.45%) BDD
4 29 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (48.28%) TDD
6 27 (46.55%) Test Scripting
7 25 (43.10%) API Testing
8 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
8 23 (39.66%) User Stories
9 19 (32.76%) OO
10 17 (29.31%) Agile Testing
10 17 (29.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (29.31%) MVC
10 17 (29.31%) Open Source
10 17 (29.31%) Process Improvement
10 17 (29.31%) Scenario Testing
10 17 (29.31%) SDET
11 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Scrum
13 8 (13.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) SQL
2 27 (46.55%) Java
3 26 (44.83%) C#
4 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
5 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Groovy
7 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.17%) ISEB
4 3 (5.17%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft