Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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

Tester
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 183 190
Rank change year-on-year +28 +7 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 68 52 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.30% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.93% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 51 29 46
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -8.28% +26.61%
10th Percentile £28,750 £20,900 £21,625
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £41,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +1.33%

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 4987 5573 6098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.01% 95.56% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3128 3347 3855
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,850 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Scotland

Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Tester in Scotland

Tester
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Scotland

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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +27 41 £37,500 -
Glasgow +7 23 £50,000 +38.89% 3
West Lothian -9 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Fife - 1 £33,500 -
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Scotland region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 49 (72.06%) Test Automation
2 46 (67.65%) Java
3 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (44.12%) SQL
4 30 (44.12%) Selenium
5 29 (42.65%) Python
6 19 (27.94%) Ruby
7 16 (23.53%) Scrum
7 16 (23.53%) JIRA
7 16 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 15 (22.06%) Windows
9 14 (20.59%) Solaris
9 14 (20.59%) VB
9 14 (20.59%) C
9 14 (20.59%) C#
9 14 (20.59%) C++
9 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.59%) Red Hat
9 14 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
9 14 (20.59%) CREST Certified
10 13 (19.12%) QA
11 12 (17.65%) SDLC
11 12 (17.65%) Oracle
12 11 (16.18%) .NET
13 10 (14.71%) JUnit
13 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Cucumber
15 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Selenium
2 16 (23.53%) JIRA
3 10 (14.71%) JUnit
4 9 (13.24%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.76%) Protractor
6 7 (10.29%) Appium
6 7 (10.29%) Jasmine
7 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.82%) TestNG
8 5 (7.35%) Calabash
8 5 (7.35%) JMeter
8 5 (7.35%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.88%) Gatling
9 4 (5.88%) JBehave
9 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.94%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.47%) Hudson
11 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Games
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 6 (8.82%) CSS
2 6 (8.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) APACS
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Solaris
3 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) Test Automation
2 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 16 (23.53%) Scrum
4 14 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
5 12 (17.65%) SDLC
6 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.76%) Data Management
7 8 (11.76%) ETL
7 8 (11.76%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 8 (11.76%) High Availability
7 8 (11.76%) Microservices
7 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 8 (11.76%) Web Development
8 7 (10.29%) Open Source
8 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (67.65%) Java
2 30 (44.12%) SQL
3 29 (42.65%) Python
4 19 (27.94%) Ruby
5 14 (20.59%) C
5 14 (20.59%) C#
5 14 (20.59%) C++
5 14 (20.59%) VB
6 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) CREST Certified
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 7 (10.29%) ISEB
4 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Red Hat
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 8 (11.76%) Cognizant
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
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