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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 107 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.86% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.90% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 22
Median salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
2183 2772 2990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.96% 95.55% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1779 1897
Median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +14 19 £37,500 - 1
Glasgow +22 7 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Lothian 0 3 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Fife - 2 £26,500 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Java
3 28 (39.44%) Selenium
4 24 (33.80%) Python
4 24 (33.80%) Finance
5 23 (32.39%) QA
6 19 (26.76%) Manual Testing
7 17 (23.94%) Test Automation
8 14 (19.72%) TDD
8 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
9 13 (18.31%) Games
9 13 (18.31%) C#
9 13 (18.31%) SQL
9 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
9 13 (18.31%) SDLC
10 12 (16.90%) Automation Testing
10 12 (16.90%) C++
10 12 (16.90%) Regression Testing
10 12 (16.90%) Banking
11 11 (15.49%) Scrum
11 11 (15.49%) Windows
11 11 (15.49%) BDD
11 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
11 11 (15.49%) JIRA
12 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
12 10 (14.08%) ISEB
12 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
13 9 (12.68%) Security Testing

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:

Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) RDBMS
1 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (39.44%) Selenium
2 11 (15.49%) JIRA
3 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.27%) Appium
4 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.86%) JUnit
6 6 (8.45%) Ant
7 5 (7.04%) HP UFT
7 5 (7.04%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.23%) Protractor
9 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.82%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.82%) Hudson
10 2 (2.82%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.82%) TestNG
11 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.41%) Maven
11 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Games
3 12 (16.90%) Banking
4 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) CSS
2 4 (5.63%) HTML
2 4 (5.63%) Web Services
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) REST
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.41%) J2EE
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.41%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Solaris
3 3 (4.23%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) Manual Testing
3 17 (23.94%) Test Automation
4 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
4 14 (19.72%) TDD
5 13 (18.31%) SDLC
5 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.90%) Automation Testing
6 12 (16.90%) Regression Testing
7 11 (15.49%) BDD
7 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Scrum
8 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.68%) Security Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (11.27%) User Stories
11 7 (9.86%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) Java
2 24 (33.80%) Python
3 13 (18.31%) C#
3 13 (18.31%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) C++
5 8 (11.27%) C
5 8 (11.27%) Ruby
5 8 (11.27%) VB
6 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) ISEB
2 8 (11.27%) CREST Certified
3 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.45%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (8.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.45%) HP
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
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