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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 84 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 0.50% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 0
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
1436 1137 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 94.83% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 951 706 818
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (60.61%) Python
3 17 (51.52%) Selenium
4 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 15 (45.45%) Scrum
5 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (36.36%) Degree
7 11 (33.33%) Java
8 10 (30.30%) Windows
8 10 (30.30%) C++
8 10 (30.30%) Mac OS X
8 10 (30.30%) WebDriver
8 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 9 (27.27%) Linux
9 9 (27.27%) Perl
10 8 (24.24%) Puppet
10 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
11 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
11 7 (21.21%) PHP
12 6 (18.18%) Product Management
13 5 (15.15%) Android
13 5 (15.15%) C
13 5 (15.15%) C#
13 5 (15.15%) .NET
14 4 (12.12%) UNIX
14 4 (12.12%) Information Security
14 4 (12.12%) Dell

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) WebDriver
3 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.09%) Ant
4 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
1 10 (30.30%) Mac OS X
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Android
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
1 15 (45.45%) Scrum
2 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Product Management
8 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Information Security
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (6.06%) Analytics
10 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Python
2 11 (33.33%) Java
3 10 (30.30%) C++
4 9 (27.27%) Perl
5 7 (21.21%) PHP
6 5 (15.15%) C
6 5 (15.15%) C#
7 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.03%) SQL
8 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Dell
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago