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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 104 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.069% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.072% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
1324 1380 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.23% 95.24% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 889 898 758
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 £27,994 £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 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 22 December 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 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (28.57%) Product Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) EPoS
5 2 (28.57%) FogBugz
5 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 2 (28.57%) System Testing
6 1 (14.29%) iOS Development

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EPoS
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Product Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware