Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Tester
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 122 103
Rank change year-on-year +25 -19 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 50 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.97% 1.15% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.20% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 17
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -11.95%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,500 £20,550
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £48,750
Scotland median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%

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 2,394 2,587 2,197
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 96.14% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,482 1,556 1,411
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,790 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.74% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 43 (86.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (64.00%) Selenium
3 22 (44.00%) SQL
4 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 20 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
5 19 (38.00%) Java
6 17 (34.00%) Mentoring
7 15 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (26.00%) Protractor
9 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
9 11 (22.00%) C#
9 11 (22.00%) ITIL
10 10 (20.00%) Scrum
10 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (18.00%) SDLC
11 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
11 9 (18.00%) QA
11 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.00%) TestNG
13 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
13 7 (14.00%) Jasmine
13 7 (14.00%) HTML
13 7 (14.00%) JUnit

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (64.00%) Selenium
2 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (26.00%) Protractor
4 7 (14.00%) Jasmine
4 7 (14.00%) JUnit
4 7 (14.00%) TestNG
5 5 (10.00%) JIRA
5 5 (10.00%) JMeter
5 5 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (10.00%) LoadUI
5 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.00%) FitNesse
6 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.00%) Bugzilla
8 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.00%) Appium
9 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.00%) Mocha
9 1 (2.00%) Robotium
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (10.00%) Banking
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) CSS
2 7 (14.00%) HTML
3 5 (10.00%) CGI
4 3 (6.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) Express
5 2 (4.00%) Node.js
5 2 (4.00%) React
6 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.00%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.00%) Jest
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (4.00%) Xbox
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (34.00%) Mentoring
4 15 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
5 11 (22.00%) ITIL
6 10 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Scrum
7 9 (18.00%) SDLC
7 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
8 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
11 4 (8.00%) BDD
11 4 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) SQL
2 19 (38.00%) Java
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com