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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 127 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 55 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 1.44% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.51% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 13
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,450 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,750 £55,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
2758 3633 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.40% 94.83% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2378 1810
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 10 £39,000 +25.80% 5
Glasgow -1 5 £28,250 -33.52% 2
Dundee +2 4 £24,000 +9.09%
West Lothian - 3 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen +17 2 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) QA
3 18 (31.58%) Performance Testing
4 17 (29.82%) Java
5 14 (24.56%) Finance
5 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Computer Science
6 13 (22.81%) Regression Testing
7 12 (21.05%) ISEB
7 12 (21.05%) Selenium
8 11 (19.30%) Degree
8 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
8 11 (19.30%) SQL
8 11 (19.30%) Web Services
8 11 (19.30%) HP
9 10 (17.54%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
10 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
11 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
11 8 (14.04%) System Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Android
11 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.04%) LoadRunner
11 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
11 8 (14.04%) Software Delivery
12 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.28%) .NET
12 7 (12.28%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.04%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) CTI
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) LoadRunner
3 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) Introscope
6 1 (1.75%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Games
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
2 7 (12.28%) .NET
3 5 (8.77%) RESTful
4 4 (7.02%) CSS
4 4 (7.02%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) REST
5 3 (5.26%) JSP
5 3 (5.26%) Servlets
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) EJB
5 3 (5.26%) JMS
5 3 (5.26%) jQuery
5 3 (5.26%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (5.26%) Java EE
5 3 (5.26%) Dojo
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Android
1 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Regression Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Scrum
6 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
7 8 (14.04%) System Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.04%) Software Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Release Management
9 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
10 5 (8.77%) SOA
11 4 (7.02%) Test Management
11 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) C#
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) ISEB
2 11 (19.30%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (40.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) XenApp
2 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
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