The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 86 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.39% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £25,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
979 1100 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.33% 95.74% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 662 666 651
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Glasgow

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center