The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 32 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.42% 0.76% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Software Tester
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 252 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 94.94% 96.18% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 127 191 220
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Aberdeen region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Software Tester
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle