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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 93 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.17% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 11
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1206 1286 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.81% 95.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 811 830 861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) Selenium
3 9 (64.29%) SDLC
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (57.14%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Puppet
6 6 (42.86%) Web Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (42.86%) Banking
6 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Ant
7 5 (35.71%) C#
8 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
9 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
9 3 (21.43%) .NET
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) ISEB
10 2 (14.29%) CSS
10 2 (14.29%) C++

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Ant
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) SDLC
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) Web Testing
6 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Microservices
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Open Source
8 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
8 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) C++
7 1 (7.14%) Tcl
7 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle