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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 120 107 105
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 47 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 1.62% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.79% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 26
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 2072 2629 2732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.08% 90.59% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1695 1671
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 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 -10 12 £35,780 -4.58% 3
Fife +2 4 £26,500 -3.63%
Glasgow +9 3 £30,000 -20.00% 3
West Lothian - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 26 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (37.04%) ISEB
5 19 (35.19%) Finance
5 19 (35.19%) C#
6 17 (31.48%) Selenium
7 16 (29.63%) Java
7 16 (29.63%) SQL
8 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
10 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
10 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
10 11 (20.37%) Python
10 11 (20.37%) SpecFlow
10 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
11 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
11 10 (18.52%) .NET
11 10 (18.52%) Linux
12 9 (16.67%) Degree
12 9 (16.67%) SDLC
13 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
13 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
13 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
14 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
14 6 (11.11%) HP
14 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.85%) Confluence
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Selenium
2 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
2 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
2 11 (20.37%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.41%) FitNesse
3 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) Robot Framework
5 2 (3.70%) JIRA
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) JMeter
6 1 (1.85%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Electronics
2 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Test Engineer
2 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Development Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Graduate
6 3 (5.56%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Junior
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
1 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.41%) CSS
2 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) JSON
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.70%) jQuery
4 2 (3.70%) Node.js
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) Ajax
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) RSS
5 1 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) EPoS
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (20.37%) Defect Management
4 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
5 9 (16.67%) SDLC
6 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Scrum
9 4 (7.41%) Data Management
9 4 (7.41%) User Stories
10 3 (5.56%) Feasibility Study
10 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) C#
2 16 (29.63%) Java
2 16 (29.63%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) C
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) ISEB
2 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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