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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.54% 0.78% 0.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 12.50% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +1.12%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
2 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.08% 6.20% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 8
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -17.97%
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 21 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP