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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 80 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.28% 0.59% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.61% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 7
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £42,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
1044 1154 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.34% 97.30% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 685 725 559
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015, 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 7 (29.17%) HP
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 5 (20.83%) CSS
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) HTML
8 4 (16.67%) JUnit
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 4 (16.67%) JMeter
8 4 (16.67%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 4 (16.67%) Web Development
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (29.17%) Selenium
3 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) JUnit
4 4 (16.67%) JMeter
4 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (16.67%) Subversion
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) Introscope
5 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.17%) TestLink
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) CSS
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.67%) SOA
4 4 (16.67%) Web Design
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Web Development
4 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP