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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 83 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 0.93% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.97% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 2
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £27,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +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
1281 1447 1046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.89% 96.21% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 772 928 644
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,069
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 27 March 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (67.57%) Scrum
4 23 (62.16%) Test Scripting
5 21 (56.76%) Regression Testing
6 19 (51.35%) TDD
7 18 (48.65%) Java
7 18 (48.65%) Black-Box Testing
8 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
8 17 (45.95%) Degree
9 16 (43.24%) Python
10 14 (37.84%) Selenium
11 13 (35.14%) Web Services
11 13 (35.14%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (32.43%) Finance
13 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
14 7 (18.92%) Puppet
14 7 (18.92%) Banking
14 7 (18.92%) HTML
14 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
15 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
15 6 (16.22%) Ant
15 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (16.22%) Web Testing
15 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
16 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
16 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
16 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
16 5 (13.51%) JUnit

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) Ant
4 5 (13.51%) JUnit
5 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) Hudson
6 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 7 (18.92%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) HTML5
4 3 (8.11%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.41%) CSS
5 2 (5.41%) Ajax
6 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.11%) Xbox
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Scrum
3 23 (62.16%) Test Scripting
4 21 (56.76%) Regression Testing
5 19 (51.35%) TDD
6 18 (48.65%) Black-Box Testing
7 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Web Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
10 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Agile Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
12 2 (5.41%) Analytics
12 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
12 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
13 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
13 1 (2.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
3 16 (43.24%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) XPath
5 3 (8.11%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Puppet
2 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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