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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.00% 3.45% 1.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 43.48% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +88.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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
25 23 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 20.83% 7.93% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 22
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (60.00%) QMS
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (60.00%) QMS
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft