The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 31 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.37% 0.63% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.64% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 5
Average salary £33,500 £30,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% -18.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
251 312 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.62% 97.50% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 154 226 221
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Scotland

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Tester
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

Tester Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle