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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 88 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1321 1360 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.16% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 885 878 749
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 December 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (60.53%) Degree
4 20 (52.63%) Java
5 19 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 17 (44.74%) Python
7 14 (36.84%) Regression Testing
8 13 (34.21%) Scrum
8 13 (34.21%) Black-Box Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Finance
9 12 (31.58%) TDD
10 10 (26.32%) C++
10 10 (26.32%) Perl
11 9 (23.68%) Linux
11 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
11 9 (23.68%) Selenium
11 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.68%) Puppet
11 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
12 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 8 (21.05%) Web Services
13 7 (18.42%) PHP
13 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
13 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
13 7 (18.42%) Product Management
13 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
14 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
15 5 (13.16%) C
15 5 (13.16%) C#

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 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 9 (23.68%) Selenium
1 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Ant
3 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) 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 5 (13.16%) Android
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (36.84%) Regression Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) Black-Box Testing
5 12 (31.58%) TDD
6 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Product Management
7 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
7 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Analytics
9 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) Python
3 10 (26.32%) C++
3 10 (26.32%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.42%) PHP
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 5 (13.16%) C
6 5 (13.16%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) 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 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
1 4 (10.53%) Dell
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter
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