The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 81 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.07% 1.31% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.57% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £32,250 £46,645 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.86% +27.79%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Software Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
909 953 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 88.08% 83.09% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 597 580 501
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Glasgow

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) HP
2 14 (40.00%) ISEB
3 13 (37.14%) UNIX
3 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
3 13 (37.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (31.43%) Finance
4 11 (31.43%) SQL
5 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Coaching
6 8 (22.86%) User Experience
6 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
6 8 (22.86%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
6 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (20.00%) Selenium
7 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Banking
8 5 (14.29%) QA
9 4 (11.43%) V-Model
9 4 (11.43%) Information Assurance
9 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
9 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Project Management
9 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (11.43%) Java
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.57%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) TestLink
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Trainer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) IT Trainer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Junior
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.86%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Equities
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Coaching
3 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
3 8 (22.86%) Mentoring
3 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
5 4 (11.43%) V-Model
5 4 (11.43%) Information Assurance
5 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) System Testing
7 2 (5.71%) BDD
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
7 2 (5.71%) People Management
7 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISEB
2 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
2 13 (37.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Dell