The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior 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
Senior Tester
Rank 160 159 155
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.064% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £65,000 £40,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -25.23%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +17.12%
Senior Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2950 3096 3020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.82% 95.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1974 2148
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Scotland

Senior Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
1 2 (40.00%) Games
1 2 (40.00%) 3D Programming
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) 3D Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft