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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 119 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 51 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 1.55% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.62% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 35 22
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £33,000
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
2925 3145 2850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.14% 95.39% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1922 2030 1980
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,311 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Glasgow +15 14 £32,500 +8.33%
Edinburgh -7 11 £45,000 +17.64% 2
Dundee +9 3 £21,000 -53.33% 2
Stirling - 3 £35,000 -
West Lothian - 3 £39,000 - 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) Java
3 19 (26.39%) QA
4 18 (25.00%) ISEB
5 17 (23.61%) LoadRunner
5 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
6 15 (20.83%) HP
6 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
7 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
8 13 (18.06%) Banking
9 12 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Selenium
10 11 (15.28%) WebSphere
10 11 (15.28%) SOA
11 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (13.89%) Finance
12 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
12 9 (12.50%) CISSP
12 9 (12.50%) SQL
12 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (12.50%) Cucumber
13 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.11%) Retail
13 8 (11.11%) ITIL
13 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.11%) CISA
13 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.11%) Cyber Security
14 7 (9.72%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (15.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) LDAP
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) LoadRunner
2 12 (16.67%) Selenium
3 9 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (5.56%) Subversion
5 4 (5.56%) JMeter
5 4 (5.56%) JUnit
5 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.78%) Introscope
7 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.78%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.39%) TestLink
8 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (18.06%) Banking
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 8 (11.11%) Retail
4 6 (8.33%) Local Government
5 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Games
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) CSS
2 5 (6.94%) RESTful
2 5 (6.94%) HTML
3 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Derivative
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) UNIX
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
1 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.56%) Android
3 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
3 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
3 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
4 12 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 11 (15.28%) SOA
6 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL
8 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.11%) Cyber Security
9 7 (9.72%) Automation Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.72%) TDD
9 7 (9.72%) Scrum
10 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Java
2 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.72%) C#
4 5 (6.94%) Perl
4 5 (6.94%) Python
4 5 (6.94%) Ruby
5 2 (2.78%) R
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.50%) CISSP
4 8 (11.11%) CISA
5 7 (9.72%) Degree
6 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) OSCP
8 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.78%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) HP
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
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