The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 84 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.94% 1.00% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.04% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 13
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -27.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £21,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

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 1175 1155 1320
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.83% 95.93% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 725 662 828
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 £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Edinburgh

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 32 (71.11%) Java
2 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 23 (51.11%) Python
4 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (35.56%) Red Hat
5 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
5 16 (35.56%) Windows
5 16 (35.56%) Solaris
5 16 (35.56%) C
5 16 (35.56%) C++
5 16 (35.56%) VB
5 16 (35.56%) Security Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Ruby
5 16 (35.56%) Selenium
5 16 (35.56%) CREST Certified
6 14 (31.11%) SQL
7 10 (22.22%) SDLC
8 9 (20.00%) C#
9 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) Degree
9 8 (17.78%) Protractor
10 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.56%) Jasmine
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.56%) .NET
10 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.56%) JUnit
11 6 (13.33%) CSS
11 6 (13.33%) HTML

Tester 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) Protractor
3 7 (15.56%) Jasmine
3 7 (15.56%) JUnit
4 6 (13.33%) TestNG
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) DbUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Hudson
6 1 (2.22%) Mockito
6 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Advertising
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) CSS
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Solaris
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (35.56%) Security Testing
4 10 (22.22%) SDLC
5 8 (17.78%) Scrum
6 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Open Source
7 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Data Management
8 4 (8.89%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) High Availability
8 4 (8.89%) Microservices
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.89%) Web Development
9 3 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) Python
3 16 (35.56%) C
3 16 (35.56%) C++
3 16 (35.56%) Ruby
3 16 (35.56%) VB
4 14 (31.11%) SQL
5 9 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) CREST Certified
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
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