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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 77 92 69
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.83% 0.62% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.65% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 10
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £34,700
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
998 1082 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.87% 95.50% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 676 655 661
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £55,000 £56,560
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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.93%) HP
5 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.93%) QA
5 7 (25.93%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Web Development
7 5 (18.52%) HTML
7 5 (18.52%) CSS
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.81%) Subversion
8 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
8 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (14.81%) UNIX
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) Web Design
8 4 (14.81%) SOA
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.81%) Subversion
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (7.41%) Introscope
7 1 (3.70%) TestLink
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Web Development
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Web Design
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) R
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PCI QSA
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP