The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 132 135 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 41 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 0.88% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.93% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 33
Average salary £31,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £25,750 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3522 3129 2977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.70% 95.43% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2304 2069 2077
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
(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 +6 22 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Glasgow -20 9 £32,500 - 8
Dundee +2 7 £23,250 -8.82%
Midlothian - 2 £33,000 -
Aberdeen +10 1 £33,500 +8.94%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 26 (26.53%) LoadRunner
1 26 (26.53%) QA
2 24 (24.49%) Performance Testing
2 24 (24.49%) Automated Testing
3 23 (23.47%) Degree
3 23 (23.47%) Java
4 22 (22.45%) Selenium
5 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (21.43%) HP
6 20 (20.41%) Scrum
7 19 (19.39%) Publishing
8 17 (17.35%) Software Testing
9 16 (16.33%) Customer Engagement
10 15 (15.31%) C#
11 14 (14.29%) ISEB
12 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
12 13 (13.27%) SOA
12 13 (13.27%) .NET
12 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
13 11 (11.22%) WebSphere
13 11 (11.22%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.22%) SQL
13 11 (11.22%) Finance
14 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
14 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
15 9 (9.18%) Games
16 8 (8.16%) CRM
16 8 (8.16%) Project Planning
16 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (11.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) IMAP
2 1 (1.02%) Network Security
2 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (26.53%) LoadRunner
2 22 (22.45%) Selenium
3 7 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.06%) JMeter
6 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.04%) JUnit
6 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.04%) FindBugs
7 1 (1.02%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.02%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (19.39%) Publishing
2 11 (11.22%) Finance
3 9 (9.18%) Games
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) LAMP
2 6 (6.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.02%) RESTful
5 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.02%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) J2EE
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.12%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) Open Source
4 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) CESG
5 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.02%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
1 5 (5.10%) Android
1 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.08%) Linux
2 4 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Automated Testing
1 24 (24.49%) Performance Testing
2 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.41%) Scrum
4 17 (17.35%) Software Testing
5 16 (16.33%) Customer Engagement
6 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.27%) SOA
6 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.16%) Project Planning
8 8 (8.16%) CRM
9 7 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.12%) 3D Programming
10 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.10%) Security Testing
11 5 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (4.08%) TDD
12 4 (4.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) Java
2 15 (15.31%) C#
3 11 (11.22%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) Python
4 2 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (1.02%) C++
5 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (23.47%) Degree
2 14 (14.29%) ISEB
3 11 (11.22%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.53%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (3.06%) Informatica
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle
2 3 (3.06%) SAP
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.02%) JBoss
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) VMware
4 1 (1.02%) Twitter
4 1 (1.02%) Green Hat
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Leading Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Posted: 24 days ago