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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.22% 4.90% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 18.92% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 8
Average salary - £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.57%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 37 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.44% 25.87% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 0 27 14
Average salary - £37,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.21%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle