The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 157 154 145
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 7
Average salary £29,400 £30,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.60% +1.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3522 3129 2977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.70% 95.43% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2304 2069 2077
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 £30,950 -11.57%
Glasgow -10 5 £27,500 +22.22% 2
Dundee -3 2 £27,500 +7.84%
Aberdeen +10 1 £33,500 +8.94%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (54.84%) Automated Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Degree
3 13 (41.94%) QA
4 12 (38.71%) C#
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) .NET
6 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (19.35%) LAMP
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (19.35%) 3D Programming
8 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
8 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
8 6 (19.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.13%) Games
10 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) Selenium
11 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (9.68%) JIRA
11 3 (9.68%) Linux
11 3 (9.68%) Java
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
11 3 (9.68%) ISEB
11 3 (9.68%) BDD
12 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 2 (6.45%) FindBugs

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) FindBugs
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (16.13%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) LAMP
2 6 (19.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
1 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) 3D Programming
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) TDD
7 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
9 1 (3.23%) SOA
9 1 (3.23%) Validation
9 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) IBM
1 1 (3.23%) Green Hat
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