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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 140 129 114
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 34 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 1.09% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.14% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 38
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +7.08%
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
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 -23 9 £37,500 +20.00% 3
Dundee -11 7 £32,500 +54.76%
Edinburgh -4 3 £31,250 -30.55% 2
West Lothian +4 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 38 (55.88%) Test Scripting
2 35 (51.47%) Manual Testing
3 33 (48.53%) QA
4 30 (44.12%) ISEB
5 29 (42.65%) Selenium
6 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (35.29%) Java
7 23 (33.82%) Apple iOS
8 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
9 21 (30.88%) Mobile App
10 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
11 17 (25.00%) Functional Testing
11 17 (25.00%) SQL
12 16 (23.53%) Retail
12 16 (23.53%) Regression Testing
12 16 (23.53%) Scrum
12 16 (23.53%) Degree
13 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
14 13 (19.12%) C#
14 13 (19.12%) Line Management
14 13 (19.12%) SDLC
15 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
15 12 (17.65%) ITIL
15 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (17.65%) Process Improvement
15 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
16 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
16 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
16 11 (16.18%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (11.76%) IIS
2 7 (10.29%) Jetty
2 7 (10.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.35%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.47%) CTI
2 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (42.65%) Selenium
2 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.29%) JIRA
4 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.35%) Mocha
5 5 (7.35%) SilkTest
6 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.47%) TestLink
7 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 16 (23.53%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Gherkin
1 7 (10.29%) XML
2 6 (8.82%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) Dojo
5 1 (1.47%) EJB
5 1 (1.47%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.47%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) Java EE
5 1 (1.47%) JMS
5 1 (1.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Apple iOS
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) Android
4 4 (5.88%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Test Scripting
2 35 (51.47%) Manual Testing
3 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
5 17 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 16 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 16 (23.53%) Scrum
7 13 (19.12%) Line Management
7 13 (19.12%) SDLC
8 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 12 (17.65%) ITIL
8 12 (17.65%) Process Improvement
9 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
10 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Mobile Development
11 8 (11.76%) Security Testing
12 7 (10.29%) ATDD
12 7 (10.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) Java
2 17 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) C#
4 11 (16.18%) Python
5 9 (13.24%) Ruby
6 8 (11.76%) Perl
7 3 (4.41%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) ISEB
2 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
3 16 (23.53%) Degree
4 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.41%) CISSP
5 3 (4.41%) SANS
5 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (48.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Cegedim Rx
3 3 (4.41%) Adobe
4 2 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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