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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 158 164 153
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.061% 0.080% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.085% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
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
3074 3546 2910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.78% 94.97% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1981 2271 1916
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 2 £40,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 5 (55.56%) System Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Business Analysis
3 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) IIS
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 5 (55.56%) System Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Business Analysis
3 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft