The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK / Scotland
Rank 122 158 154
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.43% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 3
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.61% +22.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2209 2782 2954
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.96% 94.82% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1809 1832
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Scotland

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Scotland

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Scotland

Software 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 Software Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +9 4 £35,000 -22.22% 2
West Lothian - 3 £30,000 -
Glasgow +21 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Fife - 1 £26,500 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Scotland region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) QA
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) JIRA
5 6 (33.33%) JUnit
5 6 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 4 (22.22%) Smartphone
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ISEB
7 4 (22.22%) C++
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office
8 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Software 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 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (16.67%) Appium
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 3 (16.67%) Protractor
3 3 (16.67%) TestNG
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) API Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
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