The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 154 154 165
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.16% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 14
Median salary £37,500 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,300 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £26,500 £32,850
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
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
2715 3038 3886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.03% 95.53% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1683 1912 2537
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £59,200
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 - 3
Glasgow -3 1 £37,500 +41.50%
Midlothian - 1 £20,000 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 9 (60.00%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Python
3 9 (60.00%) SDLC
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) IIS
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Security Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (46.67%) JIRA
5 7 (46.67%) Ruby
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) Android Development
5 7 (46.67%) iOS Development
5 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (46.67%) BDD
5 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
5 7 (46.67%) High Availability
5 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
5 7 (46.67%) ATDD
5 7 (46.67%) Jetty
5 7 (46.67%) Android
5 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (53.33%) IIS
2 7 (46.67%) Jetty
2 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
2 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
1 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.67%) TestLink
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Android
2 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
2 9 (60.00%) SDLC
3 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Android Development
4 7 (46.67%) ATDD
4 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 7 (46.67%) High Availability
4 7 (46.67%) iOS Development
4 7 (46.67%) Mobile Development
4 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Python
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Perl
2 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Cegedim Rx
3 2 (13.33%) HP
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