The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 93 97
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.88% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.48% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 4
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1064 1249 1280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.43% 93.35% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 687 836 780
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 23 (69.70%) Java
2 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (54.55%) Python
4 13 (39.39%) Selenium
5 10 (30.30%) Ruby
5 10 (30.30%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Security Testing
5 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
5 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
5 10 (30.30%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) Solaris
5 10 (30.30%) C
5 10 (30.30%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) C++
5 10 (30.30%) VB
5 10 (30.30%) SDLC
5 10 (30.30%) CREST Certified
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.15%) ISEB
9 5 (15.15%) .NET
9 5 (15.15%) JUnit
10 4 (12.12%) CSS

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
3 4 (12.12%) Jasmine
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) Protractor
3 4 (12.12%) TestNG
4 2 (6.06%) Ant
4 2 (6.06%) Hudson
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) DbUnit
5 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.03%) Mockito
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Solaris
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (30.30%) SDLC
2 10 (30.30%) Security Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
9 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) Python
3 10 (30.30%) C
3 10 (30.30%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) C++
3 10 (30.30%) Ruby
3 10 (30.30%) VB
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) CREST Certified
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
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