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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 121 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 39 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.19% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.24% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 28 19 32
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £24,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,000 £44,550
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
3079 3137 3061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.80% 95.55% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2028 2006 2180
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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 -8 17 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Glasgow +7 14 £35,750 +2.14% 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Fife - 1 £33,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £39,000 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) QA
3 18 (25.35%) ISEB
4 17 (23.94%) Java
5 16 (22.54%) ISTQB
6 15 (21.13%) LoadRunner
7 14 (19.72%) C#
7 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Degree
8 13 (18.31%) Performance Testing
9 12 (16.90%) HP
10 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
10 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
10 11 (15.49%) Selenium
10 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
10 11 (15.49%) SOA
10 11 (15.49%) .NET
11 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
11 10 (14.08%) Banking
12 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (12.68%) CISSP
13 8 (11.27%) CISA
13 8 (11.27%) SQL
13 8 (11.27%) ITIL
13 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.27%) Retail
13 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
13 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.27%) Cyber Security

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) LoadRunner
2 11 (15.49%) Selenium
3 6 (8.45%) JIRA
4 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.63%) Subversion
6 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.23%) JMeter
6 3 (4.23%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.23%) JUnit
6 3 (4.23%) FogBugz
7 2 (2.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.41%) TestLink
General
1 10 (14.08%) Banking
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Local Government
4 4 (5.63%) Games
5 3 (4.23%) Publishing
6 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (7.04%) HTML
3 5 (7.04%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) RESTful
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Visualisation
1 6 (8.45%) User Experience
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) EPoS
4 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) UNIX
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
3 13 (18.31%) Performance Testing
4 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
4 11 (15.49%) SOA
4 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
6 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
7 8 (11.27%) Cyber Security
7 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
7 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.27%) ITIL
7 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.45%) Scrum
8 6 (8.45%) TDD
8 6 (8.45%) 3D Programming
8 6 (8.45%) User Stories
9 5 (7.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Java
2 14 (19.72%) C#
3 8 (11.27%) SQL
4 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.45%) Perl
5 6 (8.45%) Python
5 6 (8.45%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) R
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) ISEB
2 16 (22.54%) ISTQB
3 14 (19.72%) Degree
4 9 (12.68%) CISSP
5 8 (11.27%) CISA
5 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) OSCP
8 1 (1.41%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) HP
2 6 (8.45%) VMware
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle
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