The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 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
Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 115 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 9
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

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%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 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 +14 19 £45,000 +6.50% 3
Glasgow +28 5 £33,500 -21.17% 2
Fife - 2 £26,500 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (55.22%) C#
3 34 (50.75%) Selenium
4 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
5 24 (35.82%) .NET
6 23 (34.33%) Java
7 22 (32.84%) Software Testing
8 21 (31.34%) Finance
8 21 (31.34%) ISEB
9 20 (29.85%) SQL
10 19 (28.36%) Scrum
11 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
12 17 (25.37%) Python
12 17 (25.37%) Test Scripting
13 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
14 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
14 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
15 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
15 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
15 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
15 14 (20.90%) Subversion
16 13 (19.40%) Gherkin
16 13 (19.40%) User Stories
16 13 (19.40%) Test Planning
17 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (17.91%) WebDriver
17 12 (17.91%) Degree
18 11 (16.42%) HP
18 11 (16.42%) OOP
18 11 (16.42%) OO

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) DNS
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
1 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) Selenium
2 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
3 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
3 14 (20.90%) Subversion
4 12 (17.91%) WebDriver
5 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
6 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (13.43%) MSTest
7 9 (13.43%) NUnit
8 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.48%) JIRA
10 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.99%) JUnit
10 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.49%) Ant
11 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.49%) JMeter
11 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.82%) .NET
2 13 (19.40%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
3 4 (5.97%) XML
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) Ajax
5 1 (1.49%) jQuery
5 1 (1.49%) JSON
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) RESTful
5 1 (1.49%) RSS
5 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Android
2 3 (4.48%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
3 22 (32.84%) Software Testing
4 19 (28.36%) Scrum
5 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
6 17 (25.37%) Test Scripting
7 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
8 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
9 13 (19.40%) Test Planning
9 13 (19.40%) User Stories
10 11 (16.42%) OO
10 11 (16.42%) OOP
11 10 (14.93%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.43%) SDLC
13 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
13 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
14 6 (8.96%) BDD
14 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
15 4 (5.97%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) C#
2 23 (34.33%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) SQL
4 17 (25.37%) Python
5 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.91%) Degree
4 5 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) HP
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
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