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 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
Tester
Rank 102 86 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.57% 1.23% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.29% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 7
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,750 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,800
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +0.74%
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%

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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
5 3 (15.79%) Banking
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) Informatica
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.53%) FindBugs
6 2 (10.53%) JMeter

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 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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) FindBugs
4 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) OOP
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PCI QSA
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Informatica
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Green Hat