The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 129 146
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.10% 1.01% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.05% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 11
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -21.25%  
10th Percentile £26,650 £26,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £41,000 £45,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 2555 2761 3007
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.04% 96.50% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6348 5484 7185
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 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 +4 22 £35,000 -2.77% 4
Glasgow +15 7 £45,000 -
Fife -4 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 39 (69.64%) Test Automation
2 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (51.79%) Selenium
4 28 (50.00%) Java
4 28 (50.00%) C#
5 20 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 17 (30.36%) SQL
7 16 (28.57%) Scrum
8 15 (26.79%) Python
9 14 (25.00%) .NET
9 14 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
10 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
11 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
11 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (21.43%) BDD
11 12 (21.43%) SDLC
12 11 (19.64%) Open Source
12 11 (19.64%) QA
12 11 (19.64%) Linux
12 11 (19.64%) ISEB
13 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
13 10 (17.86%) Performance Testing
13 10 (17.86%) Degree
13 10 (17.86%) Gherkin
13 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
13 10 (17.86%) DevOps
14 9 (16.07%) Ranorex
15 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing

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 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) IMAP
1 5 (8.93%) Kerberos
1 5 (8.93%) LDAP
1 5 (8.93%) SMTP
1 5 (8.93%) VoIP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (51.79%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.07%) Ranorex
4 7 (12.50%) Artifactory
4 7 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 7 (12.50%) CMake
4 7 (12.50%) Maven
4 7 (12.50%) MSBuild
4 7 (12.50%) NuGet
4 7 (12.50%) Phabricator
4 7 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 7 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
6 5 (8.93%) Jasmine
6 5 (8.93%) JUnit
6 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
6 5 (8.93%) Subversion
7 4 (7.14%) Protractor
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) Gherkin
3 7 (12.50%) RESTful
4 6 (10.71%) Web Services
5 5 (8.93%) LAMP
6 4 (7.14%) CSS
6 4 (7.14%) HTML
7 3 (5.36%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) jQuery
9 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.79%) Ajax
9 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.79%) JSON
9 1 (1.79%) REST
9 1 (1.79%) RSS
9 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Robotics
3 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.79%) APACS
6 1 (1.79%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.79%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) Debian
4 3 (5.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Test Automation
2 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 16 (28.57%) Scrum
5 14 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
7 12 (21.43%) BDD
7 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.43%) SDLC
7 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (19.64%) Open Source
9 10 (17.86%) DevOps
9 10 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.50%) User Stories
12 6 (10.71%) API Testing
13 5 (8.93%) Defect Management
13 5 (8.93%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) C#
1 28 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) Python
4 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.93%) Groovy
6 5 (8.93%) Scala
7 4 (7.14%) C++
8 3 (5.36%) C
9 2 (3.57%) PHP
10 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ISEB
2 10 (17.86%) Degree
3 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Nagios
2 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) HP
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
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