The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.67% 1.63% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.15% 33.33% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,950 £55,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.65% 4.90% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 17
Average salary £37,500 £57,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +130.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £29,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £51,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

QA
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Aberdeen region.

QA Salary Trend in Aberdeen

QA
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QMS
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Advertising
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) MS Project
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (11.11%) PDA
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) QMS
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
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