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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 93 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.70% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.73% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £24,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
1342 1507 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.18% 95.56% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 869 975 691
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 32 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (62.50%) Scrum
4 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 17 (53.13%) SDLC
6 16 (50.00%) Selenium
7 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
7 15 (46.88%) Regression Testing
8 14 (43.75%) TDD
9 13 (40.63%) HTML
10 12 (37.50%) Python
10 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
11 11 (34.38%) Degree
11 11 (34.38%) Java
11 11 (34.38%) Black-Box Testing
12 9 (28.13%) Web Services
12 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
14 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
14 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
14 7 (21.88%) CSS
14 7 (21.88%) Ant
14 7 (21.88%) Android
14 7 (21.88%) Puppet
14 7 (21.88%) Ajax
14 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
15 6 (18.75%) JUnit
16 5 (15.63%) XML

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) Ant
4 6 (18.75%) JUnit
5 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.13%) Hudson
6 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
1 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) Ajax
3 7 (21.88%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) HTML5
4 5 (15.63%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Xbox
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Android
1 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Scrum
3 17 (53.13%) SDLC
4 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
4 15 (46.88%) Regression Testing
5 14 (43.75%) TDD
6 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 11 (34.38%) Black-Box Testing
8 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
12 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (3.13%) ETL
13 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
13 1 (3.13%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 12 (37.50%) Python
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) XPath
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
1 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Informatica
2 1 (3.13%) Teradata
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