Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,750 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 150 204
Rank change year-on-year +27 +54 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 104 68 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.84% 1.30% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.35% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 68 48 25
Scotland median annual salary £37,750 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.86% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £49,125 £45,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5425 5031 6151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.03% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3464 3108 3957
Scotland median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,569 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Scotland

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Scotland

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Scotland

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 Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 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 +15 74 £37,750 +3.42% 4
Glasgow +3 18 £45,000 +30.43% 1
West Lothian +3 6 - -
Fife -9 3 £36,250 +15.08%
Aberdeen -3 1 £36,000 +2.86%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £26,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £47,500 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 73 (70.19%) Java
3 63 (60.58%) Selenium
4 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (54.81%) C#
6 43 (41.35%) .NET
7 41 (39.42%) Python
8 37 (35.58%) Jenkins
9 34 (32.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (32.69%) SDET
10 32 (30.77%) Windows
10 32 (30.77%) Bugzilla
11 31 (29.81%) Linux
12 30 (28.85%) DevOps
12 30 (28.85%) Maven
13 29 (27.88%) Unit Testing
13 29 (27.88%) Ranorex
14 28 (26.92%) Phabricator
14 28 (26.92%) SonarQube
14 28 (26.92%) NuGet
14 28 (26.92%) Artifactory
14 28 (26.92%) MSBuild
14 28 (26.92%) CMake
14 28 (26.92%) Innovative Thinking
14 28 (26.92%) Robotics
14 28 (26.92%) Degree
14 28 (26.92%) Debian
15 27 (25.96%) Scrum
16 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
16 26 (25.00%) C++

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 6 (5.77%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) CMS
2 2 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) GitHub
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) IMAP
1 5 (4.81%) Kerberos
1 5 (4.81%) LDAP
1 5 (4.81%) SMTP
1 5 (4.81%) VoIP
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) IPv4
3 1 (0.96%) MQTT
3 1 (0.96%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.96%) RTCP
3 1 (0.96%) RTP
3 1 (0.96%) RTSP
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
3 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (60.58%) Selenium
2 37 (35.58%) Jenkins
3 32 (30.77%) Bugzilla
4 30 (28.85%) Maven
5 29 (27.88%) Ranorex
6 28 (26.92%) Artifactory
6 28 (26.92%) CMake
6 28 (26.92%) MSBuild
6 28 (26.92%) NuGet
6 28 (26.92%) Phabricator
6 28 (26.92%) SonarQube
7 26 (25.00%) JUnit
8 15 (14.42%) Protractor
9 14 (13.46%) Cucumber
9 14 (13.46%) JIRA
10 13 (12.50%) Jasmine
10 13 (12.50%) TestNG
11 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (8.65%) Subversion
12 7 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (7.69%) Legal
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Games
3 1 (0.96%) Law
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.35%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) CSS
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
3 11 (10.58%) RESTful
4 7 (6.73%) Behat
4 7 (6.73%) Web Services
5 6 (5.77%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.81%) LAMP
7 2 (1.92%) REST
8 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.96%) ONVIF
8 1 (0.96%) SOAP
8 1 (0.96%) WinForms
8 1 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.92%) Robotics
2 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.96%) APACS
7 1 (0.96%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.96%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.77%) Windows
2 31 (29.81%) Linux
3 28 (26.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (32.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 34 (32.69%) SDET
4 30 (28.85%) DevOps
5 29 (27.88%) Unit Testing
6 28 (26.92%) Innovative Thinking
7 27 (25.96%) Scrum
8 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 25 (24.04%) SDLC
10 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (19.23%) BDD
12 19 (18.27%) TDD
13 18 (17.31%) Open Source
14 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
15 15 (14.42%) Software Delivery
16 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
17 13 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
18 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
19 11 (10.58%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (70.19%) Java
2 57 (54.81%) C#
3 41 (39.42%) Python
4 26 (25.00%) C++
5 25 (24.04%) SQL
6 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.65%) Ruby
8 7 (6.73%) Groovy
8 7 (6.73%) PHP
9 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.77%) Scala
10 4 (3.85%) C
10 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.92%) Tcl
12 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.96%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) ISEB
3 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.96%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.15%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Docker
2 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Nagios
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.88%) VMware
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.96%) HP
4 1 (0.96%) Splunk