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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 92 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 0.60% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 0
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
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
1440 1275 1209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.00% 95.29% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 951 818 864
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Python
4 12 (38.71%) Selenium
4 12 (38.71%) Degree
5 11 (35.48%) Regression Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Perl
6 10 (32.26%) C++
6 10 (32.26%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (29.03%) Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.81%) Puppet
9 7 (22.58%) PHP
9 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Product Management
9 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
10 6 (19.35%) C#
10 6 (19.35%) .NET
11 5 (16.13%) C
11 5 (16.13%) Mac OS X
11 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Android
11 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.13%) WebDriver

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Ant
4 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Mac OS X
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Android
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Regression Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Product Management
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Information Security
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) Perl
3 10 (32.26%) C++
4 7 (22.58%) PHP
5 6 (19.35%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) C
7 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Dell
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago