The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 156 160
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 5
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £20,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £37,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 2491 2770 2990
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.04% 96.62% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1594 1899
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,675
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -4 6 £35,000 +66.66% 2
Glasgow +9 3 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Selenium
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) C#
5 8 (42.11%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) SDLC
6 7 (36.84%) JUnit
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
7 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) TestNG
8 5 (26.32%) Jasmine
8 5 (26.32%) Open Source
8 5 (26.32%) Protractor
8 5 (26.32%) JIRA
8 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
8 5 (26.32%) CSS
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) ISEB
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.79%) QA
11 2 (10.53%) JMeter
11 2 (10.53%) Finance

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) JUnit
3 5 (26.32%) Jasmine
3 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Protractor
3 5 (26.32%) TestNG
4 2 (10.53%) Appium
4 2 (10.53%) Calabash
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Gatling
4 2 (10.53%) JBehave
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) JMeter
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) SDLC
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Open Source
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) SDET
7 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago