The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 81 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.95% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.00% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 1
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
QA Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1289 1298 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.95% 95.30% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 849 830 759
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
4 20 (54.05%) Degree
5 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
5 17 (45.95%) Scrum
5 17 (45.95%) Java
5 17 (45.95%) Python
6 14 (37.84%) TDD
6 14 (37.84%) Black-Box Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Finance
7 11 (29.73%) Web Services
7 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
8 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (21.62%) Selenium
10 7 (18.92%) Perl
10 7 (18.92%) C++
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.22%) Puppet
11 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
11 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
11 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.22%) Linux
11 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
11 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Banking
12 5 (13.51%) SQL
12 5 (13.51%) Product Management
12 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Ant
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Xbox
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Android
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
3 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
3 17 (45.95%) Scrum
4 14 (37.84%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) Black-Box Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
6 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Product Management
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Agile Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.11%) Information Security
9 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
1 17 (45.95%) Python
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) Perl
3 7 (18.92%) C++
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) C
6 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) XPath
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Dell
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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