The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 110 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.071% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.074% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £30,000 - £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
QA Tester
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
1467 1343 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.95% 95.45% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 956 865 847
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Edinburgh region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Edinburgh

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) EPoS
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Product Management
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (33.33%) FogBugz
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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