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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 167 152 152
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.083% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,875 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +17.00%
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
3454 2925 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 94.75% 94.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 1920 2083
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014. 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
Edinburgh -12 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Fife - 1 £40,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (40.00%) 3D Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) 3D Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle