The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 125 90
Rank change year-on-year +21 -35  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 37 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.97% 1.31% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.43% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 53
Median salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.44% -13.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £42,950 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2463 2589 2832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.46% 91.42% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1455 1775
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Scotland

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +17 44 £34,000 -13.37% 7
Glasgow +11 7 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Dundee - 1 £20,000 -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 39 (52.70%) Test Automation
2 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) Degree
3 24 (32.43%) ISTQB
4 23 (31.08%) Selenium
5 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
5 22 (29.73%) SDLC
6 21 (28.38%) ISEB
6 21 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (27.03%) Windows
8 19 (25.68%) Java
8 19 (25.68%) SQL
8 19 (25.68%) HP UFT
8 19 (25.68%) Defect Management
9 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
9 17 (22.97%) C#
10 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
11 14 (18.92%) QA
11 14 (18.92%) Python
11 14 (18.92%) Cucumber
11 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (17.57%) Linux
12 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
13 12 (16.22%) Test Management
14 11 (14.86%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (14.86%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
15 10 (13.51%) HP
15 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) IMAP
1 5 (6.76%) Kerberos
1 5 (6.76%) LDAP
1 5 (6.76%) SMTP
1 5 (6.76%) VoIP
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Big Data
2 4 (5.41%) GIS
3 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.70%) MS Access
3 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Selenium
2 19 (25.68%) HP UFT
3 14 (18.92%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.16%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.81%) FitNesse
5 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.11%) Ranorex
8 5 (6.76%) Artifactory
8 5 (6.76%) Bugzilla
8 5 (6.76%) CMake
8 5 (6.76%) Maven
8 5 (6.76%) MSBuild
8 5 (6.76%) NuGet
8 5 (6.76%) Phabricator
8 5 (6.76%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.05%) Subversion
10 2 (2.70%) JIRA
10 2 (2.70%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Military
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 24 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 20 (27.03%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Software QA Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.70%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.11%) RESTful
4 5 (6.76%) LAMP
5 4 (5.41%) SOAP
5 4 (5.41%) Swing
6 3 (4.05%) XML
7 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.70%) CSS
7 2 (2.70%) HTML
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.35%) CSS3
8 1 (1.35%) HTML5
8 1 (1.35%) jQuery
8 1 (1.35%) JSON
8 1 (1.35%) LESS
8 1 (1.35%) Node.js
8 1 (1.35%) RSS
8 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.11%) Robotics
4 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Debian
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Test Automation
2 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.73%) SDLC
4 21 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (25.68%) Defect Management
6 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
8 12 (16.22%) Test Management
9 11 (14.86%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.16%) Integration Testing
11 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.16%) V-Model
12 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (9.46%) DevOps
12 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Scrum
12 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) Java
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
2 17 (22.97%) C#
3 14 (18.92%) Python
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.41%) C
7 4 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Degree
2 24 (32.43%) ISTQB
3 21 (28.38%) ISEB
4 11 (14.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (9.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Docker
2 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.76%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) HP
3 9 (12.16%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase
5 1 (1.35%) Virgin Media
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh
SeeByte Ltd
Salary: (dependent on experience) + pension scheme and bonuses
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FDM Group
Posted: 24 days ago