The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Dundee 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 22 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dundee 5.26% 2.94% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 3.23% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £20,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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 Dundee 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
Dundee
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
73 62 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dundee 96.05% 91.18% 86.30%
Number of salaries quoted 61 48 44
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,974 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,995 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

Tester
Salary Trend in Dundee

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

Tester Salary Trend in Dundee

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dundee 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 (62.50%) Games
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Android
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Game Development
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Games

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dundee by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dundee 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 (12.50%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (62.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Games
4 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Android
1 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware