The median annual salary for a Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 96 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.08% 1.17% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.20% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 4
Median salary £52,500 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.15% +16.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £41,000 £36,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1119 1254 1201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 93.02% 97.59% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 708 672 765
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,822 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
2 15 (71.43%) Java
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Python
6 7 (33.33%) Appium
7 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Oracle
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (23.81%) QA
8 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (19.05%) Calabash
9 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
9 4 (19.05%) Confluence
9 4 (19.05%) Web Development
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (19.05%) JBehave
9 4 (19.05%) Data Management
9 4 (19.05%) Ruby
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) JMeter

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 4 (19.05%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) Appium
4 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
5 4 (19.05%) Calabash
5 4 (19.05%) Gatling
5 4 (19.05%) JBehave
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) JMeter
5 4 (19.05%) JUnit
5 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
6 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Data Management
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) High Availability
5 4 (19.05%) Microservices
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Cognizant
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago