The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 135 123 133
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 50 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 1.34% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.41% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29 44 18
Average salary £39,500 £31,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.41% -14.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,250 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
2981 3536 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.51% 95.10% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2328 2011
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Scotland region.

Tester Salary Trend in Scotland

Tester
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Scotland

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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
(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 -2 18 £40,500 +30.64% 5
Glasgow +1 6 £32,500 -2.25%
Dundee -3 5 £24,000 +3.22%
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (52.73%) QA
3 19 (34.55%) Computer Science
4 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.09%) Degree
6 15 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 15 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 14 (25.45%) Performance Testing
8 13 (23.64%) Finance
8 13 (23.64%) ISEB
8 13 (23.64%) SDLC
9 12 (21.82%) Test Planning
9 12 (21.82%) Java
9 12 (21.82%) SQL
9 12 (21.82%) Regression Testing
10 11 (20.00%) Selenium
10 11 (20.00%) System Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 10 (18.18%) Web Services
11 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
11 10 (18.18%) Software Delivery
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
12 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
13 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Test Management
13 8 (14.55%) Release Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.55%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) CTI
2 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Selenium
2 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.82%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.82%) TestLink
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Games
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Local Government
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) CSS
3 5 (9.09%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) JSP
4 4 (7.27%) Servlets
4 4 (7.27%) EJB
4 4 (7.27%) JMS
4 4 (7.27%) Java EE
4 4 (7.27%) Dojo
4 4 (7.27%) jQuery
4 4 (7.27%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (3.64%) RESTful
5 2 (3.64%) REST
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Android
1 7 (12.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 14 (25.45%) Performance Testing
5 13 (23.64%) SDLC
6 12 (21.82%) Test Planning
6 12 (21.82%) Regression Testing
7 11 (20.00%) System Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 10 (18.18%) Software Delivery
9 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
9 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Test Management
10 8 (14.55%) Release Management
10 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Scrum
11 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) Python
3 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.91%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Degree
2 15 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 13 (23.64%) ISEB
4 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (52.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.82%) XenApp
2 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) HP
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
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