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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 92 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.080% 0.073% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.077% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £20,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +35.80%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
1190 1303 1360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 95.74% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 807 822 882
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 19 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Tcl
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA