The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 159 141 154
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.47% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 8
Average salary £30,000 £29,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
Software 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
3547 2965 2964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.64% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 1956 2055
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Scotland

Software 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 Software Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -5 8 £33,750 +19.46% 1
Glasgow -20 4 £30,000 +33.33%
Dundee +4 2 £27,500 -5.17%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Degree
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 12 (41.38%) QA
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
8 6 (20.69%) 3D Programming
8 6 (20.69%) Visualisation
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Games
9 5 (17.24%) Selenium
9 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
9 5 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) TDD
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) ISEB
10 4 (13.79%) LAMP
10 4 (13.79%) BDD
11 3 (10.34%) Java
11 3 (10.34%) Windows
11 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
11 3 (10.34%) JIRA
11 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
12 2 (6.90%) Web Development

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.90%) JMeter
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.90%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (17.24%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (13.79%) LAMP
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Visualisation
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.69%) 3D Programming
6 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) Web Development
9 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Analytics
10 1 (3.45%) Game Development
10 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
10 1 (3.45%) Validation
10 1 (3.45%) Scrum
10 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Green Hat
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) IBM
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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Cathcart Associates
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