Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 130 98
Rank change year-on-year +44 -32 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 63 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.61% 0.72% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 0.75% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 40 13 14
Edinburgh median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £30,875 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,000 £48,375
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 2,295 2,519 2,105
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 96.04% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,447 1,593 1,417
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,081 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Tester in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 54 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 30 (47.62%) Cucumber
2 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 29 (46.03%) Selenium
4 21 (33.33%) SQL
5 19 (30.16%) Java
5 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (28.57%) QA
7 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
7 17 (26.98%) BDD
8 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
9 15 (23.81%) TDD
10 14 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 12 (19.05%) Functional Testing
11 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
11 12 (19.05%) ITIL
11 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (17.46%) Test Planning
13 10 (15.87%) Protractor
13 10 (15.87%) API Testing
14 9 (14.29%) SDLC
14 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (14.29%) T-SQL
15 8 (12.70%) Bugzilla
15 8 (12.70%) pytest
15 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
15 8 (12.70%) Big Data
16 6 (9.52%) CGI
16 6 (9.52%) JavaScript

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 (1.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Big Data
1 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (47.62%) Cucumber
2 29 (46.03%) Selenium
3 10 (15.87%) Protractor
4 8 (12.70%) Bugzilla
5 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.35%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.76%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Hudson
8 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.17%) JMeter
8 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.17%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.17%) Maven
8 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (3.17%) TestNG
9 1 (1.59%) Robotium
9 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.35%) Banking
1 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Automotive
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) pytest
2 6 (9.52%) CGI
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.17%) Node.js
4 2 (3.17%) React
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) Ajax
5 1 (1.59%) Dojo
5 1 (1.59%) EJB
5 1 (1.59%) Express
5 1 (1.59%) Jest
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
5 1 (1.59%) LDAP
5 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.98%) BDD
5 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
6 15 (23.81%) TDD
7 14 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 12 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 12 (19.05%) ITIL
8 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (17.46%) Test Planning
10 10 (15.87%) API Testing
11 9 (14.29%) SDLC
11 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
13 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
13 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 19 (30.16%) Java
3 9 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) SAP