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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 136 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 29 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.94% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.99% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 26
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +0.74%
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
3542 2925 2956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.83% 94.54% 93.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2278 1926 2047
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +4 18 £33,750 -3.57% 4
Glasgow -16 8 £35,750 +2.14% 2
Dundee +5 2 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Midlothian - 2 £33,000 -
Fife - 1 £40,000 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (27.38%) LoadRunner
1 23 (27.38%) Performance Testing
2 22 (26.19%) QA
2 22 (26.19%) Java
3 20 (23.81%) HP
3 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.43%) Selenium
6 16 (19.05%) C#
6 16 (19.05%) Degree
7 15 (17.86%) ISEB
7 15 (17.86%) SOA
8 14 (16.67%) .NET
8 14 (16.67%) Scrum
8 14 (16.67%) WebSphere
9 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Publishing
10 12 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
10 12 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
11 11 (13.10%) SQL
12 9 (10.71%) Games
12 9 (10.71%) Finance
13 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.52%) JIRA
14 6 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
14 6 (7.14%) Windows
14 6 (7.14%) 3D Programming

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.19%) IMAP
1 1 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (27.38%) LoadRunner
2 18 (21.43%) Selenium
3 8 (9.52%) JIRA
4 3 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.38%) JMeter
5 2 (2.38%) JUnit
5 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.38%) FindBugs
5 2 (2.38%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.19%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (15.48%) Publishing
2 9 (10.71%) Games
2 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (4.76%) LAMP
4 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 6 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) EPoS
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) CESG
4 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.19%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Android
2 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Performance Testing
2 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.86%) SOA
5 14 (16.67%) Scrum
6 13 (15.48%) Regression Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
7 12 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
8 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.14%) 3D Programming
10 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
11 5 (5.95%) CRM
11 5 (5.95%) TDD
12 4 (4.76%) BDD
12 4 (4.76%) Analytics
13 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Java
2 16 (19.05%) C#
3 11 (13.10%) SQL
4 5 (5.95%) Python
4 5 (5.95%) Ruby
5 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
6 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Degree
2 15 (17.86%) ISEB
3 12 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Informatica
3 3 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter
4 1 (1.19%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.19%) SAP
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
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