The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 103 88 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.66% 1.21% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.25% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 4
Average salary £38,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.31% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,350 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1324 1036 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 96.85% 96.73% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 833 672 734
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,620 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Tester
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Tester Salary Trend in Glasgow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 31 (72.09%) Test Scripting
2 28 (65.12%) ISEB
3 24 (55.81%) Manual Testing
4 23 (53.49%) QA
5 20 (46.51%) Selenium
5 20 (46.51%) Mobile App
6 17 (39.53%) Software Testing
6 17 (39.53%) Java
7 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
7 16 (37.21%) Retail
7 16 (37.21%) Apple iOS
8 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
8 15 (34.88%) Regression Testing
9 13 (30.23%) Line Management
10 12 (27.91%) Defect Management
10 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (27.91%) Process Improvement
10 12 (27.91%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (27.91%) ITIL
11 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
12 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
12 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
14 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
14 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (11.63%) Mocha
14 5 (11.63%) CMS
14 5 (11.63%) SilkTest
14 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
14 5 (11.63%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) Mocha
4 5 (11.63%) SilkTest
5 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Xcode
General
1 16 (37.21%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Dojo
2 1 (2.33%) EJB
2 1 (2.33%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Java EE
2 1 (2.33%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) jQuery
2 1 (2.33%) JSP
2 1 (2.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Test Scripting
2 24 (55.81%) Manual Testing
3 17 (39.53%) Software Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Regression Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Line Management
6 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (27.91%) Defect Management
6 12 (27.91%) ITIL
6 12 (27.91%) Process Improvement
7 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.63%) SOA
8 5 (11.63%) Test Management
8 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Content Management
9 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Content Management
9 3 (6.98%) Information Security
9 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
3 12 (27.91%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.98%) CISSP
4 3 (6.98%) SANS
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (53.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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