The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.63% 1.25% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 14.29% 59.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 12
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.52% 8.78% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 22
Average salary £49,500 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.75% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £66,600 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

QA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) System Testing
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) IT Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Project Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Graduate
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) System Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.67%) OOP
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB