Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 121 157
Rank change year-on-year -23 +36 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.17% 0.74% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.77% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Glasgow median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +1.45% +15.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £31,250 £30,100
90th Percentile £38,875 £41,250 £39,700
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 2216 2082 2463
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.52% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1410 1158 1589
Glasgow median annual salary £47,000 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,375 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Glasgow

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Glasgow

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Glasgow over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Glasgow

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software 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 Glasgow region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft