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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 137 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 19 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.60% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.63% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 39
Average salary £40,750 £26,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.77% -14.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £24,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
2733 3000 3813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.09% 95.48% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1692 1877 2483
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(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
Glasgow +6 19 £41,000 +54.71% 4
Edinburgh +15 7 £39,000 +50.31% 3
Midlothian - 1 £20,000 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (54.90%) Selenium
2 26 (50.98%) Manual Testing
3 25 (49.02%) Java
4 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (35.29%) SQL
5 18 (35.29%) QA
5 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
6 16 (31.37%) Automation Testing
6 16 (31.37%) C#
6 16 (31.37%) Regression Testing
7 15 (29.41%) Python
7 15 (29.41%) Cucumber
7 15 (29.41%) Degree
8 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
8 13 (25.49%) Mobile Development
9 12 (23.53%) JIRA
9 12 (23.53%) Functional Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Finance
9 12 (23.53%) Retail
10 11 (21.57%) Windows
10 11 (21.57%) ISEB
10 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
11 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
11 10 (19.61%) Security Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Banking
11 10 (19.61%) Scrum
11 10 (19.61%) SDLC
12 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (17.65%) Unix
12 9 (17.65%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (15.69%) IIS
2 7 (13.73%) Jetty
2 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) CICS
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (54.90%) Selenium
2 15 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 12 (23.53%) JIRA
4 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
5 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.84%) TestComplete
9 2 (3.92%) Mocha
9 2 (3.92%) SilkTest
9 2 (3.92%) Xcode
10 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.96%) Protractor
10 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.96%) TestLink
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
1 12 (23.53%) Retail
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Gherkin
1 7 (13.73%) Web Services
1 7 (13.73%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) CGI
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (11.76%) User Experience
4 5 (9.80%) Derivative
5 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
2 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 9 (17.65%) Unix
4 8 (15.69%) Android
5 7 (13.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Manual Testing
2 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Automation Testing
3 16 (31.37%) Regression Testing
4 13 (25.49%) Mobile Development
4 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 10 (19.61%) SDLC
6 10 (19.61%) Security Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
7 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Performance Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Android Development
9 7 (13.73%) ATDD
9 7 (13.73%) BDD
9 7 (13.73%) High Availability
9 7 (13.73%) iOS Development
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) C#
4 15 (29.41%) Python
5 8 (15.69%) Perl
5 8 (15.69%) Ruby
6 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) COBOL
8 2 (3.92%) JCL
8 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.96%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Degree
2 11 (21.57%) ISEB
3 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.88%) CISSP
4 3 (5.88%) SANS
4 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Cegedim Rx
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Telerik
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