Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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

Tester
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - +21 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 1.61% - 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% - 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
West Lothian median annual salary £31,500 - £37,500
10th Percentile £29,750 - £36,250
90th Percentile £33,250 - £38,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -2.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. 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
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies in West Lothian with a recognized job title 185 88 83
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.46% 98.88% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 70
West Lothian median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £24,875 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,375 £51,250 £46,775
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Lothian

Tester
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Salary trend for Tester in West Lothian

Tester
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Livingston - 2 - -
Bathgate - 1 £31,500 -
Tester
Scotland

Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Lothian region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus