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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 115 123 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 44 42 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 1.28% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.35% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 23
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,856 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £38,700
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
2873 3107 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.57% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1923 1967 2101
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £60,000
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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -5 18 £45,000 +25.87% 4
Glasgow +20 16 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Stirling - 2 £35,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £39,500 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 £26,223 -
Aberdeen +3 1 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) QA
2 24 (32.00%) Java
3 19 (25.33%) LoadRunner
4 18 (24.00%) HP
4 18 (24.00%) ISEB
4 18 (24.00%) Performance Testing
5 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
6 14 (18.67%) WebSphere
6 14 (18.67%) SOA
7 13 (17.33%) Automated Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 12 (16.00%) .NET
8 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Banking
9 11 (14.67%) C#
9 11 (14.67%) Degree
10 10 (13.33%) Selenium
10 10 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 10 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
11 9 (12.00%) Finance
11 9 (12.00%) SQL
11 9 (12.00%) CISSP
12 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.67%) ITIL
12 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.67%) CISA
12 8 (10.67%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 14 (18.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) LoadRunner
2 10 (13.33%) Selenium
3 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.00%) JIRA
5 4 (5.33%) Subversion
5 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.00%) FogBugz
6 3 (4.00%) JMeter
6 3 (4.00%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.00%) JUnit
6 3 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.67%) Introscope
8 1 (1.33%) TestLink
8 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (14.67%) Banking
2 9 (12.00%) Finance
3 8 (10.67%) Retail
4 5 (6.67%) Local Government
5 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) CSS
2 5 (6.67%) HTML
2 5 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (5.33%) RESTful
4 2 (2.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.33%) HTML5
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Visualisation
1 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 5 (6.67%) User Experience
2 3 (4.00%) EPoS
3 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.33%) CESG
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) UNIX
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) Performance Testing
3 14 (18.67%) SOA
4 13 (17.33%) Automated Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 10 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.67%) Cyber Security
8 8 (10.67%) ITIL
8 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.00%) TDD
9 6 (8.00%) Scrum
9 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.00%) User Stories
9 6 (8.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) Java
2 11 (14.67%) C#
3 9 (12.00%) SQL
4 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 6 (8.00%) Python
5 6 (8.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) R
6 2 (2.67%) C
6 2 (2.67%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) ISEB
2 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (14.67%) Degree
4 9 (12.00%) CISSP
5 8 (10.67%) CISA
5 8 (10.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) OSCP
8 1 (1.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (8.00%) VMware
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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