The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 124 140 144
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 28 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 0.86% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.90% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 29
Median salary £32,500 £39,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.23% +22.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2631 3106 3588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.88% 95.54% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1604 1992 2299
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 August 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Scotland

Tester
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +22 15 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Edinburgh +6 8 £31,500 -30.00% 4
West Lothian +5 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Regression Testing
3 23 (45.10%) QA
4 21 (41.18%) Selenium
4 21 (41.18%) Java
5 18 (35.29%) SQL
5 18 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
7 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
7 14 (27.45%) Software Testing
8 13 (25.49%) C#
9 12 (23.53%) Finance
9 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Linux
10 11 (21.57%) Unix
10 11 (21.57%) HP
11 10 (19.61%) Python
11 10 (19.61%) Migration
11 10 (19.61%) Banking
11 10 (19.61%) Degree
11 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
11 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
12 9 (17.65%) Time Management
12 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
12 9 (17.65%) User Stories
12 9 (17.65%) Derivative
12 9 (17.65%) Data Management
13 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
13 8 (15.69%) JIRA
13 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Selenium
2 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
3 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
4 8 (15.69%) JIRA
4 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.88%) TestComplete
7 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) JUnit
8 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.96%) Protractor
8 1 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.96%) Subversion
8 1 (1.96%) TestRail
8 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 5 (9.80%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) J2EE
4 2 (3.92%) CGI
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) Java EE
5 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.65%) Derivative
3 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
5 5 (9.80%) User Experience
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.92%) VSAM
8 1 (1.96%) CESG
8 1 (1.96%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
1 11 (21.57%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Android
3 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Regression Testing
3 14 (27.45%) Software Testing
3 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
4 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 10 (19.61%) Migration
5 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
6 9 (17.65%) Data Management
6 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Time Management
6 9 (17.65%) User Stories
7 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) SDLC
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
9 5 (9.80%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (9.80%) Process Management
9 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.84%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) C#
4 10 (19.61%) Python
5 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.92%) COBOL
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) JCL
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.96%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.96%) Cyber Scheme
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) OSCP
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (45.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Telerik
4 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
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