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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 127 114 127
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 56 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 1.40% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.48% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 12
Average salary £26,500 £31,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.51% -23.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £20,250 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,000 £56,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
2959 3794 2989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.00% 95.02% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 2476 1744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,319
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Dundee +12 7 £22,000 - 1
Glasgow +12 4 £26,500 -39.08% 3
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 - 6
Aberdeen +20 2 - -
Edinburgh -25 2 £25,946 -16.30% 3
Stirling - 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) QA
3 18 (32.73%) Java
4 17 (30.91%) Performance Testing
5 13 (23.64%) LoadRunner
5 13 (23.64%) Finance
5 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
6 12 (21.82%) HP
6 12 (21.82%) Regression Testing
6 12 (21.82%) Selenium
7 10 (18.18%) ISEB
7 10 (18.18%) Scrum
8 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Test Planning
9 8 (14.55%) SQL
9 8 (14.55%) Web Services
10 7 (12.73%) SOA
10 7 (12.73%) .NET
10 7 (12.73%) C#
10 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
10 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
10 7 (12.73%) Apple iOS
10 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.73%) RESTful
10 7 (12.73%) Android
10 7 (12.73%) WebSphere

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) LoadRunner
2 12 (21.82%) Selenium
3 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.27%) JMeter
4 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 4 (7.27%) JIRA
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.64%) Introscope
5 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) TestLink
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Games
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) RESTful
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.45%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Derivative
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Android
1 7 (12.73%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Performance Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Regression Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Scrum
6 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Test Planning
8 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.73%) SOA
9 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.91%) TDD
10 5 (9.09%) BDD
10 5 (9.09%) Software Delivery
11 4 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.27%) System Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Web Development
11 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) Java
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) R
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) ISEB
2 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) HP
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
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