Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Tester
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 96 117
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 40 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.00% 1.87% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.94% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 37
Glasgow median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,000 £31,900
90th Percentile £56,250 £41,900 £40,250
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.70% +12.12%

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 2201 2065 2475
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.59% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1401 1152 1599
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 £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Glasgow

Tester
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Tester in Glasgow

Tester
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Glasgow

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Glasgow region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 15 (65.22%) Java
4 13 (56.52%) Selenium
5 12 (52.17%) Scrum
6 11 (47.83%) JIRA
7 10 (43.48%) Performance Testing
7 10 (43.48%) SQL
8 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
9 8 (34.78%) QA
9 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (34.78%) ETL
9 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
9 8 (34.78%) Oracle
9 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (34.78%) Cognizant
9 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (26.09%) Python
11 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
12 4 (17.39%) Appium
12 4 (17.39%) JMeter
12 4 (17.39%) ISEB
12 4 (17.39%) Ruby
13 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
13 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
13 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
13 3 (13.04%) Confluence
13 3 (13.04%) JUnit
13 3 (13.04%) C#
13 3 (13.04%) Jenkins

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Appium
4 4 (17.39%) JMeter
5 3 (13.04%) Calabash
5 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.04%) JUnit
5 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.70%) Gatling
6 2 (8.70%) JBehave
6 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) Performance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) ETL
5 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) High Availability
7 2 (8.70%) Microservices
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Cognizant
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft