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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 107 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.21% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
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
1350 1085 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 96.29% 95.09% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 809 746 554
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,925 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 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 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) FindBugs
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) FindBugs
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Green Hat