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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 97 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.50% 1.29% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.36% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £28,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
1360 1104 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 96.45% 94.93% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 826 769 555
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 20 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (38.89%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
3 5 (27.78%) QA
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Informatica
5 3 (16.67%) OOP
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) SOA
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) FindBugs
6 2 (11.11%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) FindBugs
4 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
2 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PCI QSA
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Informatica
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Green Hat