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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 89 90 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 22 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.47% 0.56% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 0
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1438 1361 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 95.64% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 945 870 810
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 24 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 38 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Degree
3 16 (42.11%) Python
4 14 (36.84%) Selenium
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (34.21%) Java
5 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
6 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Scrum
8 10 (26.32%) Perl
8 10 (26.32%) C++
8 10 (26.32%) Puppet
8 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (23.68%) Linux
9 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
10 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) PHP
11 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
11 7 (18.42%) Product Management
12 6 (15.79%) C#
12 6 (15.79%) .NET
12 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 6 (15.79%) Windows
13 5 (13.16%) ISEB
13 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) Ant
5 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
3 5 (13.16%) Android
4 4 (10.53%) UNIX
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Product Management
8 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
9 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.53%) TDD
10 4 (10.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Python
2 13 (34.21%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) Perl
3 10 (26.32%) C++
4 7 (18.42%) PHP
5 6 (15.79%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) C
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.53%) Dell
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter
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