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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 126 144 149
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 6
Median salary £26,500 £32,500 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +11.11%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
2163 2832 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.01% 95.48% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1862 1910
Median salary £42,500 £42,926 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +25 2 £40,000 +17.64%
Fife - 2 £26,500 -
West Lothian +8 1 - -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (40.00%) JIRA
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (35.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Selenium
6 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (20.00%) Appium
7 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (15.00%) HTML
8 3 (15.00%) JUnit
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) CSS
8 3 (15.00%) OOP
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Appium
4 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Protractor
6 1 (5.00%) TestRail
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) OOP
8 3 (15.00%) Web Development
9 2 (10.00%) API Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) OO
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
10 1 (5.00%) Test Management
10 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP