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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.56% 4.29% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.88% 60.00% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 3
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +75.00%
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
32 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.40% 7.14% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 25
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +64.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Quality Management
1 7 (53.85%) QMS
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) People Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (7.69%) PDA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Software Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Quality Management
1 7 (53.85%) QMS
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle