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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 89 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.83% 1.09% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.30% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 8
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
1129 922 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 86.18% 84.05% 76.34%
Number of salaries quoted 649 594 451
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 17 (42.50%) ISEB
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) UNIX
3 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (35.00%) HP
5 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
6 12 (30.00%) Finance
6 12 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 12 (30.00%) User Experience
6 12 (30.00%) Gherkin
7 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (20.00%) Selenium
10 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
10 7 (17.50%) Coaching
11 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 5 (12.50%) QA
12 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (10.00%) Use Case
12 4 (10.00%) V-Model
12 4 (10.00%) Information Assurance
12 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Mobile App

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Military
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Test Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Trainer
4 9 (22.50%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Developer
8 3 (7.50%) IT Trainer
9 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
9 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Quality Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.50%) WCF
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) Ajax
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) UNIX
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.00%) Test Planning
5 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.50%) Coaching
8 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Workflow
9 4 (10.00%) Use Case
9 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.00%) V-Model
9 4 (10.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.00%) People Management
10 2 (5.00%) OO
10 2 (5.00%) OOD
10 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) ISEB
2 16 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Dell
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago