Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 151 124
Rank change year-on-year +64 -27 +22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 164 65 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.92% 1.25% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 1.37% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 91 41 99
Scotland median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5097 4751 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.82% 91.40% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 2882 3705
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +43 129 £32,000 -12.66% 2
Glasgow +12 29 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Fife -4 3 - -
Aberdeen -3 2 £41,750 +19.29%
Dundee - 1 £20,000 -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 83 (50.61%) Degree
2 72 (43.90%) Java
3 64 (39.02%) C#
4 62 (37.80%) Software Engineering
5 61 (37.20%) Innovative Thinking
6 60 (36.59%) SQL
6 60 (36.59%) Windows
7 52 (31.71%) Test Automation
8 51 (31.10%) Git (software)
9 49 (29.88%) Finance
10 48 (29.27%) Robotics
11 46 (28.05%) C++
12 41 (25.00%) Big Data
12 41 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
13 40 (24.39%) Linux
14 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (21.34%) .NET
16 32 (19.51%) Computer Science
16 32 (19.51%) RESTful
17 31 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
18 29 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (17.07%) SOAP
19 28 (17.07%) Swing
19 28 (17.07%) GIS
20 27 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
21 26 (15.85%) Microsoft
21 26 (15.85%) Defect Management
22 24 (14.63%) Mentoring
23 23 (14.02%) Algorithms
23 23 (14.02%) Image Processing

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 5 (3.05%) Confluence
2 2 (1.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) IMAP
1 5 (3.05%) Kerberos
1 5 (3.05%) LDAP
1 5 (3.05%) SMTP
1 5 (3.05%) VoIP
2 2 (1.22%) HTTP
2 2 (1.22%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) NAS
3 1 (0.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.00%) Big Data
2 28 (17.07%) GIS
3 17 (10.37%) BODI
3 17 (10.37%) Oracle OWB
3 17 (10.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.93%) Data Mining
5 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 51 (31.10%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.02%) Cucumber
3 22 (13.41%) SpecFlow
4 20 (12.20%) HP UFT
4 20 (12.20%) NetBeans
5 19 (11.59%) Selenium
6 18 (10.98%) Visual Studio
7 12 (7.32%) FitNesse
7 12 (7.32%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.88%) Subversion
9 7 (4.27%) Maven
9 7 (4.27%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.05%) Bugzilla
10 5 (3.05%) JBehave
10 5 (3.05%) JIRA
10 5 (3.05%) JMeter
10 5 (3.05%) JUnit
10 5 (3.05%) MSBuild
10 5 (3.05%) Ranorex
10 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (29.88%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Military
3 17 (10.37%) Banking
4 9 (5.49%) Law
5 6 (3.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (35.98%) Software Engineer
2 28 (17.07%) Analyst
3 27 (16.46%) Test Analyst
4 26 (15.85%) Test Engineer
5 19 (11.59%) Consultant
6 17 (10.37%) Teradata Consultant
7 15 (9.15%) C# Software Engineer
7 15 (9.15%) Java Engineer
7 15 (9.15%) Java Software Engineer
7 15 (9.15%) Tester
8 11 (6.71%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (5.49%) Software Tester
10 8 (4.88%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.05%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.05%) IT Engineer
11 5 (3.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
13 3 (1.83%) QA Tester
13 3 (1.83%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.34%) .NET
2 32 (19.51%) RESTful
3 28 (17.07%) SOAP
3 28 (17.07%) Swing
4 16 (9.76%) Gherkin
5 15 (9.15%) WPF
6 13 (7.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 13 (7.93%) OpenCV
6 13 (7.93%) Web Services
7 5 (3.05%) LAMP
8 4 (2.44%) CSS
8 4 (2.44%) HTML
9 3 (1.83%) OpenGL
9 3 (1.83%) WebGL
10 2 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (29.27%) Robotics
2 32 (19.51%) Computer Science
3 29 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (14.02%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.83%) iPad
5 3 (1.83%) iPhone
5 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.83%) Xbox
6 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.59%) Windows
2 40 (24.39%) Linux
3 5 (3.05%) Debian
4 4 (2.44%) Android
4 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.22%) AIX
5 2 (1.22%) Tru64
5 2 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.80%) Software Engineering
2 61 (37.20%) Innovative Thinking
3 52 (31.71%) Test Automation
4 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (15.85%) Defect Management
8 24 (14.63%) Mentoring
9 23 (14.02%) Image Processing
9 23 (14.02%) Machine Learning
10 20 (12.20%) SOA
11 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (10.98%) Scenario Testing
13 17 (10.37%) ETL
13 17 (10.37%) Infrastructure Management
13 17 (10.37%) People Management
14 15 (9.15%) Artificial Intelligence
14 15 (9.15%) Visualisation
15 14 (8.54%) SDLC
16 13 (7.93%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.90%) Java
2 64 (39.02%) C#
3 60 (36.59%) SQL
4 46 (28.05%) C++
5 22 (13.41%) Python
6 13 (7.93%) C
7 11 (6.71%) Ruby
8 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.61%) Korn
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (50.61%) Degree
2 41 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (10.98%) ISTQB
4 16 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (9.76%) ISEB
5 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.80%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.05%) Docker
1 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.05%) Nagios
3 4 (2.44%) Ansible
4 2 (1.22%) Graphite
4 2 (1.22%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.22%) Icinga
4 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.20%) Oracle
3 17 (10.37%) Cognos
3 17 (10.37%) Informatica
3 17 (10.37%) MicroStrategy
3 17 (10.37%) Teradata
4 9 (5.49%) HP
5 8 (4.88%) Cognizant
6 7 (4.27%) VMware
7 2 (1.22%) Citrix
7 2 (1.22%) EMC
7 2 (1.22%) IBM
7 2 (1.22%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.61%) Sophos