The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 113 132 154
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 33 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 0.94% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.98% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 25
Median salary £33,500 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.18% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
2377 3152 3507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.42% 95.23% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1524 2028 2235
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 24 September 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Scotland

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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +20 17 £32,500 -12.16% 5
Edinburgh +16 14 £33,500 -15.72% 2
West Lothian - 2 £37,500 - 1
Dundee +12 1 - - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Regression Testing
3 24 (38.71%) QA
4 21 (33.87%) Selenium
5 20 (32.26%) Java
6 19 (30.65%) Test Automation
7 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
7 17 (27.42%) Finance
7 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (25.81%) SQL
9 15 (24.19%) Cucumber
9 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
10 13 (20.97%) C#
11 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
12 11 (17.74%) Banking
12 11 (17.74%) Degree
12 11 (17.74%) Python
12 11 (17.74%) Automation Testing
13 10 (16.13%) User Stories
13 10 (16.13%) Unix
14 9 (14.52%) HP
14 9 (14.52%) Performance Testing
14 9 (14.52%) SDLC
15 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
15 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
15 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (12.90%) Linux
16 7 (11.29%) Migration
16 7 (11.29%) Git (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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) CICS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) DB2
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Selenium
2 15 (24.19%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.29%) JIRA
5 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.84%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.23%) Ant
7 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.23%) JUnit
7 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.23%) Maven
7 2 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.61%) Appium
8 1 (1.61%) Protractor
8 1 (1.61%) TestRail
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Games
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
1 6 (9.68%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) Node.js
3 4 (6.45%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) CGI
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) Java EE
5 1 (1.61%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.68%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.68%) Derivative
4 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.84%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.84%) User Experience
6 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.23%) VSAM
7 1 (1.61%) CESG
7 1 (1.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Unix
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Android
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Regression Testing
3 19 (30.65%) Test Automation
4 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
5 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.13%) User Stories
9 9 (14.52%) Performance Testing
9 9 (14.52%) SDLC
10 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Migration
12 6 (9.68%) BDD
12 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.68%) Data Management
12 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
12 6 (9.68%) TDD
12 6 (9.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) SQL
3 13 (20.97%) C#
4 11 (17.74%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) COBOL
7 2 (3.23%) JCL
7 2 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ISEB
2 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.61%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (1.61%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.61%) Cyber Scheme
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) OSCP
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Telerik
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
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