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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 160 154 147
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 9
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
3110 3487 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.04% 94.78% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2237 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -10 3 £31,250 -7.40%
Dundee -5 2 £27,500 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Time Management

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) CTI
1 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (8.33%) TestLink
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) EJB
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) Servlets
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (8.33%) Dojo
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix