Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 112 137
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.92% 1.14% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.19% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 22
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,800 £21,425
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.70% +12.12%

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 2604 2179 2923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.32% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1430 1870
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,325 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 15 (60.00%) Java
1 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) C++
4 7 (28.00%) VB
4 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (28.00%) C
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) Solaris
4 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Ruby
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (28.00%) CREST Certified
5 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 6 (24.00%) .NET
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) ISEB

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 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Protractor
3 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Solaris
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) High Availability
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Microservices
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Python
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) C++
4 7 (28.00%) C
4 7 (28.00%) Ruby
4 7 (28.00%) VB
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CREST Certified
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle