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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 164 153 147
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.20% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 15
Average salary £31,000 £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.08% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £36,750 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.56%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3877 2985 3380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.05% 94.34% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2528 1740 2514
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 7 £30,000 -20.00%
Aberdeen +8 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Dundee +2 1 £22,000 -4.34%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 6 (23.08%) QA
6 6 (23.08%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) LAMP
7 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) Selenium
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) ISEB
9 3 (11.54%) Java
9 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
10 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
10 2 (7.69%) Web Development
10 2 (7.69%) Ruby
10 2 (7.69%) Games
10 2 (7.69%) Scrum
10 2 (7.69%) TDD
10 2 (7.69%) jQuery
10 2 (7.69%) IMAP
10 2 (7.69%) C++

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) IMAP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) LAMP
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) Qt
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) New Media
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) Game Development
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) System Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) OOP
7 1 (3.85%) OO
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) HP
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