The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 136 158 154
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 4
Median salary £26,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.46% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2205 2784 2984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.91% 94.79% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1809 1843
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 3 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Fife - 2 £26,500 -
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software Test Engineer 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 Scotland region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) SaaS
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
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