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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 126 109 129
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 57 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 1.67% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.74% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 8
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £20,400 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
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
2851 3273 2712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.93% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1799 2135 1712
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -18 9 £38,750 +25.00% 3
Glasgow +11 7 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Dundee +6 4 £21,000 -53.33%
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 - 1
Stirling - 4 - -
Fife +5 1 £35,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) QA
3 21 (28.38%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) ISEB
4 17 (22.97%) Performance Testing
5 16 (21.62%) Regression Testing
6 15 (20.27%) Banking
6 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
7 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
7 14 (18.92%) LoadRunner
8 13 (17.57%) HP
8 13 (17.57%) Finance
8 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
8 13 (17.57%) Selenium
9 11 (14.86%) Risk Management
9 11 (14.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
11 9 (12.16%) Degree
11 9 (12.16%) CISSP
11 9 (12.16%) SQL
11 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
12 8 (10.81%) Cyber Security
12 8 (10.81%) ITIL
12 8 (10.81%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.81%) SOA
12 8 (10.81%) CISA
12 8 (10.81%) Scrum
12 8 (10.81%) Retail
12 8 (10.81%) WebSphere

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) LDAP
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) LoadRunner
2 13 (17.57%) Selenium
3 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.76%) JIRA
5 4 (5.41%) JUnit
5 4 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.41%) JMeter
5 4 (5.41%) Subversion
5 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.70%) Introscope
6 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.35%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.35%) TestLink
7 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (20.27%) Banking
2 13 (17.57%) Finance
3 8 (10.81%) Retail
4 6 (8.11%) Local Government
5 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Legal
7 1 (1.35%) Front Office
7 1 (1.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) RESTful
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) HTML
2 4 (5.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.05%) REST
4 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) Derivative
4 1 (1.35%) Social Media
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.76%) Android
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 3 (4.05%) Windows
4 3 (4.05%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) Performance Testing
3 16 (21.62%) Regression Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Risk Management
6 11 (14.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
7 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Cyber Security
8 8 (10.81%) ITIL
8 8 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.81%) SOA
8 8 (10.81%) Scrum
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.46%) System Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
10 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) Java
2 9 (12.16%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) C
5 2 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (2.70%) Python
5 2 (2.70%) R
5 2 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) ISEB
2 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.16%) Degree
3 9 (12.16%) CISSP
4 8 (10.81%) CISA
5 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) HP
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
Central Scotland
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago