Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 126 168
Rank change year-on-year -69 +42 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 38 66 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 1.42% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.48% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 58
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £28,225 £28,100 £30,475
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £40,975
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,369 4,470 5,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.40% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,564 2,865 3,794
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,500 £64,675
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -30 19 £37,500 - 3
Glasgow -36 15 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Fife -5 3 - -
West Lothian -5 1 £37,500 - 2
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Java
4 14 (36.84%) Degree
4 14 (36.84%) Selenium
5 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
6 12 (31.58%) QA
6 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 12 (31.58%) C#
6 12 (31.58%) .NET
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) ISEB
8 9 (23.68%) Python
8 9 (23.68%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
9 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 6 (15.79%) CSS
10 6 (15.79%) Ruby
10 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
11 5 (13.16%) Open Source
11 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
11 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Android
11 5 (13.16%) TDD
11 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
11 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.16%) Finance

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 1 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
1 1 (2.63%) Podio
1 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) JUnit
3 3 (7.89%) Protractor
3 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) TestNG
5 1 (2.63%) Appium
5 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.63%) TestRail
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 6 (15.79%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) OpenGL
3 3 (7.89%) WebGL
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) iPad
2 3 (7.89%) iPhone
2 3 (7.89%) Xbox
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) EPoS
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
1 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Open Source
6 5 (13.16%) TDD
7 4 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) BDD
7 4 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Management
7 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) C#
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 9 (23.68%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) Ruby
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) C
8 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.26%) VB
9 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Degree
2 10 (26.32%) ISEB
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore